cmacv
 
Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 02:56 pm
did anyone else read this i just seen it

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/11/verizon-iphone-2/
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Droid Motorola
 
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Reply Sun 8 Nov, 2009 11:04 am
@cmacv,
Yeah i think this is a distant dream and for us droid users we arent going to download to an apple iphone lite.

Regarding the tablet that might be my next upgrade but doesnt have to be apple. Ive always been a fan of the tablet concept.
The Chief
 
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Reply Sun 8 Nov, 2009 11:51 am
@Droid Motorola,
Looks like a mini-iPhone for people who can't get the Droid...
YankeeDudeL
 
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Reply Sun 8 Nov, 2009 10:41 pm
@The Chief,
Is there really even a need any more?
hazydave
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 04:27 pm
@YankeeDudeL,
The lack of an iPhone at Verizon might have been "contractual obligations with AT&T" over the last few years. But overall, it was Apple wanting special treatment. Does Verizon really need that?

I'm sure they could have had the iPhone if they wanted it, but from the cell provider perspective, it's dangerous to give over so much to a hardware vendor just to get their item.

And for the vendor, Android is the opposite of this. You can pay a little for "Google Experience", or do it all free and add your own home shell (HTC Touch, Moto Blur)... just what the vendors wanted. This is also a critical long-term thing, since the platform, Android or iPhone or whatever, will have to get lower-end still to emerge as the dominant smart phone platform. Android is already there: free OS, lower rez screen support, etc.

Some prespective: a billion cell phones are sold world wide.. each year. Apple, after three+ years, has a reported 54 million "iPhone OS" devices, 40% of which are iPods Touch. This indicates that, if you move a little cheaper, you could dust Apple's installed base in a few months, much less a few years. I think Android should go there, too, not just to the "iPod Killer" market.

Plus, there's the whole marketing aspect. Verizon has been spending millions per month to promote DROID/DROID Eris and diss the iPhone. They have been pretty successful at this, but it also looks like a bridge burned. I don't think they need it, but at this point, I'll wager they're on poor terms with Apple, and as well, they have put the iPhone on "the island of misfit toys" ... even in selling their network over the device, they would have some public crow to eat, and perhaps extra money to Apple, if they suddenly decided to back the iPhone.

I think their efforts are better spend getting next year's 4G rollout done, and supplying some Android devices to service that. I do strong believe they have backed the better horse here, on many, many levels (open system, open software, Apple's ego, etc).
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saintlewi
 
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Reply Thu 17 Dec, 2009 06:01 pm
@cmacv,
but do you think that fact windows is putting out a smartphone on ATT is going to make apple slightly POed? perhaps enough to forgive the V? plus, as much as they started the campaign against the Iphone, they have lessened the attack on iphone and focused more on the whole map campaign (i still love that misfit toys one, though...Rudolph was always my favorite Christmas special). if blackberry can have the same/similar phones in the 4 big providers, no reason apple wouldnt sell to both. really, its only going to make them more money.

but i have droid, so im happy Wink
YankeeDudeL
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jan, 2010 01:05 pm
@saintlewi,
Looks like the iPhone is getting a camera make over. There's plans on upgrading to 5mp and they're now shopping for an LED flash.

http://gizmodo.com/5443845/apple-reportedly-looking-for-led-flash-components-for-next-iphone?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Does the prospect of a next gen iPhone on Verizon make you view Android any differently?
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