In a keynote today at Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, T-Mobile Chief Technology Office Cole Brodman reaffirmed the carrier's commitment to the Android platform, noting that the company plans to offer an official T-Mobile channel within the Android Market by Thanksgiving. More importantly, Brodman went on to say that the carrier would offer direct billing from the Android Market, meaning that users will no longer have to pay using a credit card. Though no ETA has been established for carrier billing, the T-Mobile channel will be live in the Android Market by Thanksgiving.
By simplifying the manner required to obtain new applications for your phone, I see this working out in T-Mobile's favor. For me, the ability to charge things to my monthly bill (and forget about them for a month) makes it easy to spend more money. What are your thoughts?