1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

AT&T extends exclusivity with Apple, no Verizon iPhone until 2011?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Eazail70x7, May 6, 2010.

  1. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,612
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010

    Mar 13, 2010
    1,612
    108
    163
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Advertisement

  2. i VTAK

    i VTAK Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    98
    Posts:
    787
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010

    Feb 10, 2010
    787
    73
    98
    Indiana,USA
    AT&T can keep the iPhone, the longer the better. If it comes to Verizon, all the people that don't do their research will jump on it without giving Android a second look. Let Android get it's name out there for a bit before the iTurd gets put on a better network and less people will flock to it.
     
  3. Spike760

    Spike760 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    50
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010

    I hope that wouldn't be the case. Android is soooooo much better. Hopefully Verizon would keep pushing the Android based phones.
     
  4. Isthmus

    Isthmus Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    772
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010

    Jan 6, 2010
    772
    119
    93
    I thik that is kind of funny. I say this because the High end Android devices are already out-specing the Iphone, and android already does pretty much everything mac OS does and then some. By extending the exclusivity with ATT, they will only give Android a wider field to expand in, more time to improve, more manufacturers to adopt it, more products to enter the market (with even higher specs), and more time for the Android market to continue its massive expansion into itunes /app-store territory.

    IMHO the best thing apple could have done to slow down the expansion of andro is, is to make the damn phones available to other carriers. I gues sthey would no longer be able to rape them in contract terms, but at least they would increase their market share and give people who don't want ATT an option - thus keeping them away from android.

    By keeping the exclusive with ATT, all they are doing is giving Android more time to become the defacto market standard, which it seem to be well on its way to becoming.
     

Share This Page

Loading...