While <a href="http://www.imore.com/2009/12/04/chinese-online-retailer-sells-iphone-weeks/>sales of the iPhone in China have been less than stellar since launch, things are seemingly getting a little better as China Unicom has announced 100,000 iPhones have been sold since it's launch back on October 30th.
If you stop and think about it, China Unicom has about 144 million customers so that 100,000 mark really does not seem like much. Again, we are blaming slow sales on the abundance of unlocked iPhones that actually have WiFi and can be used with Pre-Paid SIM cards.
Hootsuite [$1.99 on sale until Dec. 17 - iTunes link] is a hybrid client that not only provides basic Twitter functionality but also hooks into Hootsuite's own services to provide statistics (on things like ow.ly click-throughs) and scheduled tweets (so you can set it to tweet "Happy New Year!" while you're busy getting your champagne on).
In our brief tests, it offered good functionality especially for a first release, with an interesting take on many of the standards, and if you have (or are willing to create) a Hootsuite account as well, it brings a host of new features to the table.
(Though no, push notifications isn't one of them yet).
If you give it a try, let us know what you think (especially you, Bla1ze!). More screens after the break!
Draw [$2.99 - iTunes link] lets you doodle on your iPhone or iPod touch to pass the time or whip up whiteboard-style diagrams to illustrate your point, share via Twitter or email, and even challenge friend's to tic-tac-toe or homespun games via P2P.
Draw comes by way of Erica Sadun of Jailbreak, iPhone dev, and TUAW fame, and she not only knows how to make great apps, but beautifully stylized ones as well. If you want a good mix of casual productivity and just plain old-world fun on a decidedly new-world device, give Draw a go and let us know what you think.
Lala.com lets users buy and listen to music through a Web browser, meaning its customers can access purchases from anywhere, as long as they are connected to the Internet. Apple is considering adopting that same model for songs sold on iTunes, a change that would give consumers more ways to access and manage their iTunes purchases—and wouldn't require them to download Apple's software or their purchases.
Time magazine has made the Motorola Droid its number 1 gadget of the year while our beloved iPhone ranked in at number 4 behind the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader, and the Dyson Air Multiplier. What pushed the Droid to the top of the heap of these gadgets was the combination of its Motorola hardware and Android 2.0 software.