Hot off the wire: iPhone to Verizon in January 2011

Discussion in 'Non-Android Smart Phones' started by jlukes, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. hookbill

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    It's not going to happen. I truly wish people would stop posting these things.
     
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    It will have to be a hell of an Iphone to get me off my droid
     
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    It's more than a rumor when Bloomberg prints it.
     
  4. biskit_earl

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    The consumorist slaves of our society make me want to punch a baby. I would really like to meet the "millions" of people that are going to buy the iPhone 4 on VZW. Androis sales will go down?!?!?

    It's really too bad that people are such suckers for Apple's marketing.

    Brain-dead end-user: "I should get a cell phone.

    Steve Jobs: "You need out super-proprietary iPhone 4. You can't modify it or customize it, we only let you use the apps that we like, and it will drop your calls if you touch it!!!!!"

    Drain-dead end-user: "I'll take it!"

    Steve Jobs: "Don't forget to worship it!
     
  5. jrodizkool01

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    I wish it would happen already but I've heard rumors about this for years. If it was true, AT&T would be offering some real unlimited plans and getting more good phones in their lineup since they would lose a bunch of customers.
     
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    In my opinion the ONLY thing the iphone has over android is the front facing camera. Come Jan 2011 there will be some android phones with that camera, probably an android or chrome OS tablet as well.
    Apple is going down the same path they did in the 80's. Restricting their software to one hardware platform and locking it down more and more. I can't see how a developer would still program for that OS after seeing their track record of stealing apps, banning apps for no apparent reason while letting other apps that use the same technology.
    One thing that concerns me about Android is I'm finding a lot of crappy little "sexy chick pictures" apps in the market from Asia. I hope it doesn't get much more worse than it is. That will totally destroy the platform for kids and for females.
     
  7. wuyanks

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    this time the rumor is from the UBS AG... mmm nope.....
     
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    Bloomberg is officially a joke following today's absurd VZW iPhone non story. Anonymous sources and no actual facts? Lame lame lame.
     
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    No... it just makes Bloomberg look as stupid as the WSJ did when they printed it. dancedroid
     
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    my thoughts exactly.
     
  11. biskit_earl

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    A front facing camera doesn't say much, when the OS is locked down, the market is garbage, the hardware can't be touched or the call will be lost, it doesn't multitask, and you can't fix or change anything without taking it to the Apple store and paying some Apple cult dbag to do it for you. Also, the total cost of ownership is absurd for the iphone. I'll stick to my Droid. Android doesn't sneak around me like a rat to give me updates for security issues that they are lying about.dancedroid
     
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    until the source is clear, it's hard to believe this... especially since verizon made it a point last week to say they are currently not interested in the iphone, whether they were referrring to just "right now" (i.e. the next few months) or longer than that...

    i know there were rumors circulating a few months back about iphones being manufactured by another company who only does cdma units, but that was pretty ambiguous as well...
     
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    That was too funny!
     
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    Sorry for the off-topic rant. I really am. The fact of the matter is that iPhone isn't coming to Verizon. Some desperate journalist made this up for a quick story.

    Maybe someday, but I seriously hope not, because iPhone support will cause VZW to kill the unlimited data plan and make us pay for tiered plans, which means that any ads that load on a web page, free app, or game will cost you money.

    Hopefully those of us who already have the unlimited data will get grandfathered in.