Tip to Game Devs: social networking is gaming wuffie

Game devs, you do a great service to iDevice gamers. You have brought life what once was a barren platform, and you have done it at serviceable price points. In return, I’d like to give you a hint – a supplication really: that you need to heed the desire of gamers by implementing what is fast becoming a gaming necessity: social networking.

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The Apple Tablet – Verizon Contract only? 3G Radio? Brand New Interface?

Thanks Computerworld Blog

In the latest development surrounding the mysterious Apple Tablet/netbook, the unit is purported to be tied to a Verizon contract. The purveyor of this rumour is none other than Scott Moritz, the man who correctly sussed out AT&T’s subsidised iPhone pricing which would later see the handset drop to 199$ in the USA. In Canada, we know contracts; we know that a softer monetary at point-of-sale means the sting of 3 years’ worth of expensive bills. What is the good of this rumour? Basically, it is another hint that the device will house a 3G radio.

Looking a little deeper, Apple have a few charmed patents under their sleeve that may be able to less the sting of a contract.

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AT&T – New 3G and 3GS customers cannot make use of GoPhone Pre-paid service

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Not that we had expected much less – AT&T won’t be support tethering to your laptop when OS 3.0 debuts on the 17th of this month despite upgrades to their network. Still, better in many ways than the Canadian Rogers Corp., there was the slightest of hopes that the American Telecom giant would play nicer to its customers with OS 3.0 and the 3GS debut. As it turns out, even grandfathered GoPhone plans are subject to AT&T’s arbitrary decisions.

Daniel Burkholder, a TUAW reader tipped the website about AT&T’s divine new PR initiative.

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