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Verizon iPhone Launch? A Complete & Utter Failure According to this Video

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    We weren’t the most aware bunch of folks when it came to the iPhone 4 launch on Big Red – you guys understand, I hope – but we were still kind of interested to see how the crowds would be. Folks laughed at the DROID Incredible and DROID X’s launch lines – which were respectable, [...]

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

  3. Speed_419

    Speed_419 Newbie

    The way I see it, it will take a year of two for people to migrate over to Verizon just because of contracts with that "other" carrier. Once that is done then the real comparisons can start. Not to mention those who are smart enough not to do it until 4G comes out and not buy one just because it is the iCrap 4... I am sure more than a few will get it thinking it is already 4G.

    Thankfully with the adoption of LTE worldwide (at least from what I read) over the next few years people will no longer be locked into a carrier for a specific phone. Although something tells me they will still try and lock you down somehow!..
     
  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    +1 to all of that. ^^^
     
  5. Stevessvt

    Stevessvt Android Enthusiast

    That and its hard to get excited about a product thats 2/3 through its life cycle, regardless of who is carrying it.
     
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  6. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    That's what I read in one of the news reports.
     
  7. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    This is about what I was expecting. I think hte cast majority of people gerabbing the iPhone right now are those switching from ATT. At the end of the day, this is still good news for Verizon because it is fresh new contracts, not just handset sales. The real numbers that matter (in my eyes anyway), will be that of when the iPhone 5 launches.
     
  8. brownhornet

    brownhornet Android Enthusiast

    The bigger picture is they will likely sell a million plus in a week of a phone that came out almost a year ago. I'd say thats pretty damn good.
     
  9. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    What else factored in? I'm gonna say it...the "A" word. Android. We have landed. We have Open Source, gorgeous, fast phones and dual-core is imminent. We are a contender. So yes, I believe that because of our market share, we factor in.
     
  10. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    One can view it that way, or one can say people are after it for the OS. I would wager most people are after it for the OS. Had they offered a 3GS for Verizon as well, the numbers would be different still, I suspect.
     
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