Mobile Lowdown 6-23-11: Foursquare; T-Mo iPhone; Hulu Android


A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

Foursquare: The check-in app has signed a deal with American Express to offer special deals to cardholders, but as some have highlighted, it won’t be making any money from the partnership for now.

T-Mobile iPhone: A surprising detail revealed about iPhone usage on the T-Mobile network: there are some one million iPhone devices currently running on it. Although they cannot be used on T-Mobile’s frequency for 3G/4G services, and T-Mobile does not officially support the device, people have been cutting down their normal SIMs into micro-SIMs and using it over 2G and WiFi. (via TMONews)

Hulu: More than six months after announcing plans to offer an Android app, the video site has finally extended its Hulu Plus mobile app to selected Android devices. (via Engadget)

Apple/Amazon: Looks like Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) won’t be getting very far with its bid to prohibit Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) from using the name “appstore” for its…er…app store. (via Bloomberg)

Apple/India: The country’s antitrust agency has received a complaint that Apple has violated local competition laws by giving iPhone reselling rights only to selected operators. The Competition Commission is still mulling whether to launch an investigation. (via WSJ)

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) N9: First operators announced for the Nokia N9, the first MeeGo device previewed by Nokia earlier this week. In Sweden, 3, Telenor and Telia will all carry it. (via Telekom Online, in Swedish)

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