Verizon To Start Selling Iphone In early 2011...


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  1. Isthmus

    Isthmus Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    According to the following NY Times Article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/10/06/technology/tech-us-apple-verizon.html

    Apple has announced the the biggest champion of android phones will start selling the Iphone come early 2011. I wonder what this means for ATT and what it means for Android, especially since much of it's growth is owed to verizon. I strongly suspect that Android will continue to grow, but also that a lot of users who wanted an Iphone, but not ATT, are going to pass on Android and take this option instead. what do you guys think?
     

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  2. Intervenient

    Intervenient Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I see a likely explosion of iPhone users, but I see all the other phone manufacturers trying to cover their butts with better phones.

    Then again, I also think Apple has hid peak popularity with the mainstream and descending, so we'll see how that goes.
     
  3. simn22

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    there are stilll a lot of people holding out on getting smart phones. once the iphone hits verizon, it will be a no brainer. people will also switch over for the network.
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    When they're in the store, then we'll see. In the mean time, don't get in line until at least Apple and Verizon confirm this. There have been rumors before.

    BTW, I will jump for joy when VZW gets the iPhone. Then two things will happen ... current unhappy iPhone users will jump ship freeing up bandwidth for me, and AT&T will be shown not to be the main culprit in iPhone foibles.
     
  5. Frisco

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  6. A.Nonymous

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    I'm sorry, but this is just another rumor. There are no sources cited in the article and apparently (per the article) VZW and Apple are saying nothing. This isn't really news.
     
  7. Frisco

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    This is one of the reasons I moved the thread from the Android News area. ;)
     
  8. copestag

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    I just read an article last week with quotes from VZW and Apple CEOs both stating without a doubt there would be no VZW iCrap anytime soon......

    so Im gonna guess an article with no sources whatsoever is 100% rumor....... considering the 2 companies involved both said NO just a week ago
     
  9. A.Nonymous

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    I will add that as a VZW user I don't want iPhones on the network. I don't want another data hog bogging down the network.
     
  10. No_u

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    Sooooo... They can sell it for all I care :D
     
  11. Frisco

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    My sentiments exactly. ;)

    They're working on the network already, not necessarily for the iPhone, but changes are afoot, as pointed out in one of the articles.

    Besides, even if the iPhone comes along, the more choices at Verizon, the merrier.
     
  12. AndroidSPCS

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    Yawn.

    Wake me up when something actually happens. Even then Apple has missed the boat. Android has accelerated too far and quickly for them to catch up.
     
  13. Intervenient

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    I'd hardly say Apple missed the boat. They have a 25% marketshare with one phone, on one carrier. Imagine if they'd expand (which they seem to eventually be doing). You also don't take in consideration that the average customer doesn't have a brand loyalty to Android yet, as it's been confused with the DROID naming, and lack of Google advertising.
     
  14. AndroidSPCS

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    You're thinking US only sadly. Outside the US the iPhone has been available to all major carriers, and Android is STILL outgrowing iPhone.

    Within the US, I see a lot of iPhone owners leaving AT&T for Verizon, but I don't see a lot of new subscribers waiting to get an iPhone. Most will have gotten a Droid or similar.
     
  15. Intervenient

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    Well we'll have to see what happens. I've seen, in the US, most people getting Android phones aren't on AT&T and say they only got it because it's "like an iPhone". Most people were shied away from the iPhone 4 because people who didn't own the phone made a huge deal about the antenna problems.
     
  16. A.Nonymous

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    How exactly has Apple "missed the boat"? They've got one phone on one carrier and they're a major player in the game. Overseas they're still a major player even though they have one phone period.
     
  17. MannyMel

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    As a former iPhone user I am very convinced that AT&T's network isn't the sole issue for the crappy service but a mix between AT&T's spotty coverage and the iPhones look hip first work as a phone second design.
     
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    See my reply above. *Yawn*

    /said as an owner of iPhone 3G & 3GS.
     
  19. AndroidSPCS

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    That was true a year ago. People I talk to now only focus on Android. These include people who have iPod Touches, iPhones, or macs, as well as people coming from non-smartphones.

    We'll see what happens.

    Competition is a good thing, and it may force Apple to innovate a hell of a lot more. They'll have to, to try to keep their market share.
     
  20. lunatic59

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    Globally, Apple is only 14% and is only limited to a single carrier in the U.S. and Android has already surpassed that figure according to (see table 2): Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Device Sales Grew 13.8 Percent in Second Quarter of 2010, But Competition Drove Prices Down
     
  21. Intervenient

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    Again, I will say it's one cell phone vs. hundreds. I still also believe that when people buy Android phones their not buying it because it's an Android. It might be an interesting pole.

    However, I really could care less. I have no idea why I'm arguing about it so much today. Just hoping for a 15% by WP7
     
  22. A.Nonymous

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    I completely agree with you on this. People who buy iPhones for the most part are buying them because it's an iPhone. They see it. They see it's easy to use and a trained monkey can operate it. They like it so they buy it. I don't think most people walk into a store and say, "Give me an Android phone."
     
  23. AndroidSPCS

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    The people who I know who buy Android phones are buying it for the full web browsing, email, and apps. They're not buying "Android" per se, but they are buying it for Android's capabilities.

    Android is not a brand like the "iPhone", it's more of a concept of a set of capabilities that as whole make up the experience.

    Even today I will never walk into a store and say "I want Android" because it's not how it works. I would say "I want an Evo, Epic, Droid, etc.."
     
  24. lunatic59

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    More like 5 or six vs. dozens. Remember iOS is not only the iPhone4 but also 1, 2, 3, iPod Touch and iPad. Android is on a handful of phones on each of the major carriers. I agree that Android is an invisible brand, while Apple is an icon of brand recognition. Interesting that even with such a wide disparity in recognition that Android has surpassed iOS globally. Don't know if that means anything. It's just interesting.

    I got tired of waiting for WP7. For me it's a lost leader unless it is surprisingly spectacular.
     
  25. Intervenient

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    I believe those are cell phone statistics, not all encompassing. Which would mean yes, phones one, two, and three are valid. I just did a look, and dozens is a little over statement. 54 Android devices released as of 2010, with more and more coming all the time.
     

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