T-mobile to open up network?


So first comes 3G and now comes an open network?! This week has certainly been a productive and joyous one for T-mobile fans across the country. Here is better news:

“Starting this fall, T-Mobile USA will take the extraordinary step of ditching its traditional deck on the phone and replacing it with a platform that’s open to almost any developer…” Thats right, read those words again because its just that good.The best part is, it will cover every platform T-mobile operates, from android to java, from windows mobile to sidekick. Ooo I’m just tingling with anticipation of being able to finally run google maps on my 6133 weekend phone without any hacking.

Brief notes:

– Developers will submit their applications online

– Their will be a revenue sharing process similar to the Apple app store, not similar in split but the same principle as both sides will get a cut

– Apps will ranked by popularity, not by developer

Read the rest of the article here, or join the discussion on our forums!

Update: Take a look at the developer page, already launched!