While users of Research in Motion’s Blackberry, or Windows Mobile handsets, and a large amount of other Smartphones available were able to send Multimedia Messages (MMS) for years now, AT&T is only going to make it possible for iPhone 3G/3GS users on its network to use the feature on September 25. The iPhone 3.0 software update brought about the capability, but AT&T didn’t offer support for the feature.
The carrier said that it wanted to ensure its network could handle the traffic from iPhone owners sending MMS. “The unique capabilities and high usage of the iPhone’s multimedia capabilities required us to work on our network MMS architecture to carry the expected record volumes of MMS traffic and ensure an excellent experience from day one,” AT&T said in a statement. “We appreciate your patience as we work toward that end.”
The lack of MMS capabilities has made AT&T the target of a class-action lawsuit that alleges the carrier misrepresented the features of the iPhone. AT&T has been a constant target of criticism from iPhone owners, which doesn’t bode well for the carrier at all now that the iPhone is expected to become available on other carriers in the U.S. soon.
The software update will be available for the iPhone 3G and 3GS only (not the original iPhone) on September 25, and of course, will be delivered through iTunes.
Result for: multimedia capabilities
We have updated several guides that deal with the multimedia capabilities of Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii consoles. The updates include guides for streaming content through a network to Xbox 360 or Wii, creating MP4 files for Xbox 360 or PS3, creating AVCHD for PS3 & Blu-ray players and using online TV sharing programs with Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii console.