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AT&T tweaking iPhone upgrade eligibility in advance of new model?

AT&T tweaking iPhone upgrade eligibility in advance of new model?

Wanting to buy whatever iPhone goodness Steve Jobs unveils later on today, but currently languishing in the grip of an existing AT&T contract?  According to MacRumors, multiple customers of the carrier are finding that, when they log into http://wireless.att.com and check their account status, they're all of a sudden eligible for an upgrade where previously they were not.  No official word from the carrier as yet, but one obvious explanation is that they're preparing for an influx of requests from existing iPhone owners wanting to switch to the new iPhone HD.

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iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

Research analysts Nielsen have released their latest smartphone market share report, covering the first quarter of 2010, and in terms of growth only iPhone OS and Android are really shining.  Both platforms climbed 2 points quarter-on-quarter, though the iPhone still holds a significant lead over its rival, comprising 28-percent of the smartphone market compared to Android's 9-percent.  The report follows earlier, contested figures from NPD which suggested Android had overtaken iPhone OS in the US market.

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Wi-Fi Sync getting 3G and VPN support; temporarily half price

Wi-Fi Sync getting 3G and VPN support; temporarily half price

Last we heard of Wi-Fi Sync, the app which allows you to wireless synchronize your Apple device with iTunes, it had been updated for Windows and the iPad; now developer Greg Hughes is adding 3G and VPN support.  The app - only available in the Cydia store for jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, since Apple refused it entry into the official App Store - is also on sale, at $4.99.

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AT&T rework data plans, kill “unlimited” iPad tariff & promise iPhone OS 4 tethering support

AT&T rework data plans, kill “unlimited” iPad tariff & promise iPhone OS 4 tethering support

AT&T have announced sweeping changes to their mobile data plans, billed by the company as a way to make selecting a plan more straightforward to consumers, but also killing off "unlimited" packages.  The carrier has also confirmed that it will be offering iPhone tethering, which will arrive alongside the Apple iPhone OS 4 update later this year, and that its "unlimited" iPad data plan will no longer be available for new users.  Full details of all the packages after the cut.

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Skype for iPhone gets 3G VoIP; subscription fee from September

Skype for iPhone gets 3G VoIP; subscription fee from September

Skype have updated their iPhone app to v2.0.0 [iTunes link], which now supports Skype-to-Skype VoIP calls over a 3G connection.  According to Skype, the functionality - which routes voice calls over the data network, rather than using your regular carrier minutes - will be "free until at least end of August 2010"; after that point, they will be charging "a small monthly fee" for the service.

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Wi-Fi Sync for Windows Released, Now Supports the iPad

Wi-Fi Sync for Windows Released, Now Supports the iPad

We've covered Wi-Fi Sync pretty heavily 'round these parts, and that's for a good reason. It's awesome. You doesn't like syncing their gadgets to another gadget wirelessly? Especially when it's something like the iPhone. Right from the start, the application got some high praise for how well it worked. And then when we realized that we could disable the initial backup, our world got a whole lot better. But when the speed test showed us how fast Wi-Fi Sync really was, well, we were happy to toss away our cords. Unfortunately, Apple denied the app and it subsequently released through Cydia. Now, though, we've got some more good news to pass along.

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Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Mozilla have announced the development of Firefox Home for iPhone, a way to use the synchronization capabilities of Firefox Sync that will pull in bookmarks from the desktop.  Not quite a full browser in its own right - Mozilla say that's down to "constraints with the OS environment and distribution" - what might make Firefox Home for iPhone useful for many is its tight integration with what's going on in its desktop browser.

Video demo after the cut

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75% of Android OS devices still in North America claim AdMob

75% of Android OS devices still in North America claim AdMob

AdMob may be best known at this point for their new Google overlords, but they've also been finding time to carry out mobile market research.  In their latest report they turned to iPhone OS and Android platform adoption worldwide, comparing unique devices running each OS.  Turns out, 75-percent of Android devices they spotted were in North America, compared to only 49-percent of iPhone OS devices.

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