General Verizon "partnership"...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eric Bishop, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Eric Bishop

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    ...would seem to be a partnership based on a firm agreement that they would announce that they had a partnership. Oh, and another Motorola also-ran and a neutered HTC proof-of-concept model.

    Anyway, welcome Nexus One! Goodbye Verizon partnership! Great job cashing in on a lie....uhhhh, I mean successful marketing campaign!
     

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  2. Gevis

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    What is this? I don't even.....
     
  3. 88rich88

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    Huh??? Is there some link that's missing
     
  4. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member
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    Uhhhh..

    Are you talking about the Verizon/Google partnership? HTC?
     
  5. willdogs

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  6. luger

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    Weirdly phrased, but I think he's trying to say that the press conference announcing a partnership between Google and Verizon Wireless has not resulted in a true partnership since the "Google Phone" is going to T-Mobile. I understand the frustration but I've stopped caring about what else is out there as far as phones and started being happy with what I already own.
     
  7. Gevis

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    Well I'm sure it has to do with the fact that TMobile has been on board with Android from the getgo and Verizon was pretty reluctant. Honestly, I don't care. Some service is always going to have a better phone than another one. If you think somehow that all the providers will have the same great phone, you're wrong, so quit holding your breath.
     
  8. luger

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    Completely agreed. I'm happy with my phone. But, I did think that the "partnership" with the press conference and such meant a whole lot more about the relationship Verizon and Google would have. Oh well.

    Here's the link from just a little over two months ago:
    Verizon And Google Announce Partnership | Android Phone Fans

    The smartphone world changes so fast. Droids and Nexus Ones weren't even heard of at that point.
     
  9. Gevis

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    Yeah, from that, all I am getting is that the "partnership" meant that Verizon would finally be getting some
    Android phones...Not that it would be getting every Android phone to come. And OP I think you're referencing the Eris as a "proof of concept" phone? It's not a proof of concept phone, it's a remake of the Hero from Sprint.
     
  10. Eric Bishop

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    Very important life lesson, once stated eloquently by Sheryl Crow, true, and that sentiment was what I was getting at.

    The Verizon "partnership" seems to be essentially a fraud in terms of what I was expecting from their marketing campaign. Of course, I'm sure Verizon would take issue with what I believed I could "reasonably expect". Still, the Nexus One, if released on T-Mobile and (God forbid) AT&T would be a clear indication, in my estimation, that Verizon's marketing blitzkrieg for Android was just a case of sneaking in a clever ruse between the moved of the more serious players. The Nexus One would seem to make the Motorola Droid a clunky piece of garbage. The Droid's nonsensically designed keyboard should have been a red flag that this was nothing but the excrement of desperation on Motorola's part. It took what...like 4 weeks for a much better alternative to enter the market. So, it seems that Verizon's reputation is still firmly intact...great network, weak phones (allegedly).
     
  11. Eric Bishop

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    ...until Jan 5th, you mean?
     
  12. tats_06

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    Jan 5th by invite? That may not be vzw???
     
  13. snorge

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    I am guessing Verizon might want to put more of their crap on the next gen android phones whereas the Eris and Droid are basically vanilla. Perhaps that is a reason google went to t mobile. Remember vz makes a lot of money off all their gimmicks.
     
  14. W4LLY

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    We're forgetting that the Nexus One, if it's going to T-Mobile, is a GSM phone. That means it can't work on verizon period. I was hoping google would be the ones to design a truly agnostic phone, a GSM/CDMA hybrid if you will.
     

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