T-Mobile’s 1 Million iPhones →

T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer, Cole Brodman: We’ve heard from many customers who love their T-Mobile service, but are disappointed that we don’t carry the iPhone. To these customers, first, thank you...

T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer, Cole Brodman:

We’ve heard from many customers who love their T-Mobile service, but are disappointed that we don’t carry the iPhone. To these customers, first, thank you for your business. Please know that we think the iPhone is a great device and Apple knows that we’d like to add it to our line-up. Today, there are over a million T-Mobile customers using unlocked iPhones on our network. We are interested in offering all of our customers a no-compromise iPhone experience on our network.

Two thoughts: It doesn’t sound like T-Mo is going to be getting the iPhone (4s/5/whatever) come October 4th. Second, a million iPhones on their network. A million. Of a phone they don’t sell, and doesn’t support their 3G bands, only EDGE. A million people who bought AT&T iPhones, unlocked them, and used them on T-Mobile. WOW.

Kings of Leon, meet Amazon Kindle →

MG Siegler, on TechCrunch: On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is the name Amazon has settled on, to help differentiate the product...

MG Siegler, on TechCrunch:

On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is the name Amazon has settled on, to help differentiate the product from the e-ink Kindles, which will still be very much alive and for sale. And while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will show off the Fire on stage, it won’t be ready to ship until the second week of November, we’ve learned.

Despite being firmly planted in the Apple camp, I’m really excited to see what Amazon can bring to tablets, and I’m hopeful that the Kindle Fire is going to be the first real competition for the iPad.

It’s the Content Providers, Silly →

The Angry Drunk, correctly pointing the dbag gun at the right person regarding Netflix/Qwikster: The tech press some­times seems to think that dis­trib­u­tors like Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster, etc. just...

The Angry Drunk, correctly pointing the dbag gun at the right person regarding Netflix/Qwikster:

The tech press some­times seems to think that dis­trib­u­tors like Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster, etc. just pull this con­tent mag­i­cally out of their asses. They ignore the fact that there are pow­er­ful movie stu­dios and record labels that are obsessed with main­tain­ing con­trol over their prod­uct dis­tri­b­u­tion and are scared shit­less over dig­i­tal dis­tri­b­u­tion.

While the Netflix changes are cer­tainly annoy­ing, and the mes­sag­ing was less than stel­lar, we need to make sure to remem­ber where the blame ulti­mately lies — with the con­tent providers.

Hey, I’m not a fan of a price increase either; but if we want better than Human Centipede for streaming options, someone has to pay the content providers.

The future of the iPod →

Dan Frommer muses on what will become of the iPod, a device that has seen quite a few changes in its 10 year history. While his speculation is interesting, one thing...

Dan Frommer muses on what will become of the iPod, a device that has seen quite a few changes in its 10 year history. While his speculation is interesting, one thing in particular stood out to me:

The new “regular” iPod touch could sport a ~4.5-inch screen, and might even come with optional 3G wireless data service, like the iPad does. This could be a gaming monster (with the same screen resolution as the iPhone).

I’ve long thought that Apple’s next move with the iPod touch was to add an a la carte 3G service similar to the iPad. However, Frommer’s speculation of a larger screen on the iPod almost makes sense. It might even be cheaper to have a larger screen with the same resolution as a Retina display.

Don’t hold back, just push things forward →

Incredible mashup by Ithaca Audio. If you haven’t seen this, it will be the best 5 minutes you spend today. I mean, the Imperial March from Star Wars with the Shaft...

Incredible mashup by Ithaca Audio. If you haven’t seen this, it will be the best 5 minutes you spend today. I mean, the Imperial March from Star Wars with the Shaft Theme Song alone makes it worth the go.

Foo Fighters, MGMT and Pearl Jam to Cover Pink Floyd on ‘Fallon’ →

Marc Hogan, writing for Spin: The Shins will start the honors Monday with their version of “Breathe” from The Dark Side of the Moon. On Tuesday, Pink Floyd singer-bassist Roger Waters...

Marc Hogan, writing for Spin:

The Shins will start the honors Monday with their version of “Breathe” from The Dark Side of the Moon. On Tuesday, Pink Floyd singer-bassist Roger Waters will join Foo Fighters to cover The Wall’s “In the Flesh.” MGMT will follow on Wednesday with “Lucifer Sam,” off The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and country star Dierks Bentley will perform the title track from Wish You Were Here on Thursday, before Pearl Jam finish off the week Friday with The Wall’s “Mother.”

DVR is set.

As a side note, major props to Fallon. His musical guests have been quite impressive lately.

Otterbox flames the fires of iPhone 4s/iPhone 5 fever →

Remember how many people were hyping cases for the Droid of the Month before it was released? Or even announced? Oh right. No one. ‘Cause no one gives a shit.

Remember how many people were hyping cases for the Droid of the Month before it was released? Or even announced?

Oh right. No one. ‘Cause no one gives a shit.

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