Amazon agreed to buy Audible.com for $300 million. Audible has about 80,000 titles which will now be added to Amazons growing catalog of audio files. The interesting part of the story for iPhone users is that Audible provides audiobooks to the iTunes store. No doubt there are contracts in place with Apple so nothing should change in the near future but the long term could be interesting.
A new service to turn your iPhone images into postcards was announced by ECCE TERRAM. Using Photo2lab you can select an image stored on your iPhone, add an address from your contact list and send the image as a postcard. Prints and mini books will also be options.
ECCE TERRAM say it should be available soon after the iPhone SDK is released in February.
As someone who takes a lot of pictures with my iPhone I have to say I am looking forward to trying out this service.
O2, the UK wireless provider has updated its plans for iPhone users. Minutes and texts will be added to existing plans and customers, unlimited data will still be included.
While this is a very nice gift for O2 customers it makes me wonder why they made the changes? Is it possible that sales have not been as high as expected and they are hoping that the new plans will increase sales.
The Financial Times reported earlier this month that O2 had sold 180,000 iPhones in eight weeks. While declining to comment on the reports O2 did state that it was “delighted with the response to the iPhone, which has seen unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction,”. It will be interesting to keep an eye on sales over the coming months.
After buying an iPhone next on the list of to do’s is to buy a case to protect your investment. For those who want a little bling to really make your phone stand out look no further than Case-Mate’s Gold & Diamond iPhone Case. The case is made out of gold carbon fiber and covered with 42 diamonds set in 18k gold.
For those people who have unlocked their iPhones the good news is that the official sanctioned jailbreak 1.1.3 has been released.
The earlier release turned out to be un-sanctioned and to contain copy-righted material.