VZW To Sell Droid and upcoming Android Devices through Google

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  1. cereal killer
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    Just confirmed via CES that VZW has jumped on board.

    When new Android devices come out you can purchase via Google Checkout. You will need a Google account as well.
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    Interesting :)
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    What advantage does this create vs. purchasing from VZW?
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    So google can watch over Verizon when they bend their rules for upgrades.
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    Why does google care? Isn't Android free?

    I'm going to stick with buying my phone with the company that will provide services. The Apple/ATT method did not seem to go well when there is a problem with the phone.
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    I'm not sure if I like this idea.
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    expands their market and advertising.

    No difference but it's just an option. It will be especially great for non customers who already have a Google checkout/Account...click click click.

    All in one place to shop for your device and carrier. A lot of people are always wondering if they can get X device on Y carrier now they will know.
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    Honestly it shouldn't hurt Verizon. It actually could get them more customers if someone can click around on Google's site and see that "oh damn I was going to go to TMo because of the Nexus one but it looks like its on Verizon too!". Just another way for people to purchase a Verizon phone.

    Also even if Google sells them, Verizon gets the monthly $$$$
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    And VZW doesn't have to spend as much on advertising it either. Just about everybody uses google and run into it on the web.
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    yup and at the end of the month you still pay your bill to vzw. Nice business move for vzw.
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    and CES is off to a running start. Nice move from VZW. Now when is that Motorla Press conference again
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    So does this mean Verizon discounts could be applied to a Nexus?
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