Over the weekend Samsung began a contest for applications developers by offering $330,000 in prize money to develop applications for its Omnia II (I8000) and is open for applications in English and Italian.
This is of course not going to happen until Apple updates their developer's Terms and Conditions. Right now Apple's T's & C's that the iPhone developers are working under are not yet written to enable the applications to deliver the voice over the 3G networks officially.
Apple's rationale I would guess is that so far only AT&T has come out with a policy to enable it.
I say--BUNK. Since the iPhone's content can be localized by country, so can the apps, since basically, downloading of a application to the iPhone is not really any different than downloading the latest Michael Jackson video or song from "This is It." That is of course unless someone thinks that Voice over 3G Apps are licensed by the Beatles' catalogs' rights administrators...
Om gives the N900 (something I have on order from Amazon) a 6 out of 10. That's barely a passing grade.
Granted he reviewed pre-release software, but what I like about it is the "optimized for the T-Mobile network" on which I currently run an Android based MyTouch3 from T-Mobile. Hopefully, by the time I return from the UK and EU I'll have received mine.
Back in 2004 I made that prediction when I lectured at Temple University based on the decline the previous year in the print advertising lineage in the adult media market. It looks like that barometer wasn't wrong.