The tech world seems to be getting more topsy-turvy every minute -- with both AT&T and Apple finally allowing VoIP calls via a 3G data connection, where will the madness end? Prepare to have your minds blown!
Something that wasn't made clear in the
iPad announcement was the release of a new software development kit
(SDK) from Apple for app developers. In this case that's big news,
though, because it removed the restrictions on calling over 3G.
Today, Skype posted in their
blog that a new version of their iPhone software is coming that
will remove the Wi-Fi only limitation on Skype calls.
If your head is still fuzzy from an iPad media event hangover, you might have missed a nugget of info that’s now part of the iPhone SDK: Apple is now allowing apps to make VoIP calls over 3G data connections!
You’ve got to hand it to AT&T: They’ve become the tech version of comedian Rodney Dangerfield and his classic line, “I can’t get no respect!” But with new software upgrades recently completed at their cell sites across the nation, that may change soon enough.
AT&T is constantly finding itself on the hot seat as Apple’s exclusive iPhone partner in the United States, particularly for comments made last week that inferred that iPhone data hogs may soon pay more if they use more. But now, the company seems to be backing off of that unpopular stance.
Uh-oh, it looks like the teed-off pranksters behind this Friday’s “Operation Chokehold” may really have something to get mad about now: Word is out that AT&T has actually spent less on network construction every quarter since the iPhone’s debut.
Word on the street is that Apple’s iPhone is something of a failure in China after moving a mere 5,000 devices at the official launch in late October. But the “little phone that could” has now topped 100,000 units in the weeks since that launch.