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AT&T all but killed innovation for customers new and old earlier this month when it eliminated "Unlimited" mobile data as a core offering to new customers. With this move, AT&T has placed third party limitations between not only the developer and the platform but also the consumer and Apple. Because of AT&T's move, it's going to cost mobile application developers more to develop new apps. Fewer folks are likely to download these new apps due to cost concerns and fewer free apps are likely to be available. Such restrictions make consumers think twice about using the mobile web, much less extra services like iTunes and Android Market.

While none of this is good news, unless you're AT&T, things could get interesting. AT&T is and has been Apple's proprietary service provider since day one and Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs just recently "defriended" Adobe for an overall lack of innovation. What comes next, seems pretty clear! ;) Oh well, maybe next year will be "the year for mobile".

iPhone 2.0 Software

As you know iPhone 3g launches tomorrow but, if you'd like to check out the new 2.0 Software and Apple iPhone "App Store" here it is:

Please note, you may delete the contents of your phone (as I did) if you don't back up your contents first.

How to install iPhone 2.0 software on your iPhone
Backup your data

Backup your data

Download iTunes 7.7

Download install iPhone 2.0 software

Connect phone

In iTunes hold down option while selecting "Check for Updates"

At that point it will take your phone about 18 minutes to update.

Then iPhone will setup as a new phone or restore.

Restore from the backup you did in the beginning.

The new software seems to work well with Gmail as well as other Google applications. The camera feature asks if I'd like to use my location even though it's not the 3g version. Google Maps has a cool "wavy" look and feel when acquiring a new location. The new iPhone 2.0 software "fetch" feature works well and is a new twist on iPhone.