T-Mobile Shuts Down Internal Developer Program
In a letter sent today to program participants, T-Mobile informed developers that it will no longer be taking submissions for its Partner Network. The original idea of this program was to spur development of applications and services for feature phones and other non-smartphone devices. T-Mobile explains, "With the mobile space being an ever changing, dynamic industry our decision to close this program was not taken lightly, but we feel reflects our commitment to support the growing ecosystem of partner storefronts and non-traditional paths to market." T-Mobile is suggesting that developers target Google’s Android Market, BlackBerry’s App World and Windows Phone Marketplace for Mobile instead.
Good luck with that.