Since stupid rights managements mean they're only usable in one country.
Uhm, Boxee has the BBC iPlayer for use in the UK, is actively trying to get Canadian content, and has many "Apps" that are location agnostic.
Legalizing marijuana is a good idea not because it's popular, but because it's rational.
Fixed that for you.
Hello, you obviously don't live here. There is ONE other national GSM carrier in the US besides AT&T, that is T-Mobile and their 3G network is weak at best (or at least is vastly less mature).
Nextly, that doesn't matter much if you want a subsidy from the sole official provider of the iPhone in the US.
What BS. They only do this to make money.
Why are people so enraged over this? To me it sounds like they built a repository system where other repositories can be added, which is, in my opinion, essential for a remote-driven system. Why would you want to get up, go over to a keyboard, find the plugin from the site you want, download, and then install it when you can just click over to the 'app store' and push one button to download and install.
Also, if other people want to put a lot of time and effort into their plugins and then charge for them, why not? I wouldn't buy them anyway. If I was that upset that someone is charging for something that should be offered for free, I'd make my own damn plugin and release it.