Apple announces a 3G iPhone and I can have one for nothing!

Apple United Kingdom – Press Releases
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O2 and Apple today announced that the innovative iPhone 3G will be available in the UK and Ireland on July 11th. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software …….

I bought an iPhone last year much to the derision of my brother who said I should have waited for the 3G model. Well I might have been a bit hasty – but at least O2 is offering me the upgrade to the new phone for nothing and if I want 16Gb of storage I can have it for a relatively small payment. Roll on July 11th …. built in GPS – mmmm

Europe clears mobiles on aircraft

BBC NEWS | Technology | Europe clears mobiles on aircraft
Viviane Reding, the EU telecoms commissioner, has warned operators to keep the cost of calls made on planes at a reasonable level. “If consumers receive shock phone bills, the service will not take-off.”

Joke not intended I assume – after all it’s a quote from an EU Commissioner.

BBC iPlayer On iPhone: Behind The Scenes

It looks really good too.

BBC Internet Blog – BBC iPlayer On iPhone: Behind The Scenes
Today was a big day for BBC iPlayer: its the day that it first became available on a portable device. BBCiPlayer is now available on iPhone and iPod touch.

If you’re a bit techie like me, it’s worth reading the whole article.