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iPhone on Verizon?

September 12, 2010 14:39:46.365

TechCrunch explains the obstacles that stand between you and an iPhone on the Verizon network:

The past week, I’ve written a number of posts with the same basic refrain: the carriers suck. Each of those posts was in the context of Android, and specifically how the carriers are taking advantage of the openness of that mobile OS to take us back in time 5 years where they had complete control over the U.S. market — the time before the iPhone. Verizon is the worst perpetrator so far. Is there any doubt they want to do the same thing with the iPhone?

What it boils down to is this: Verizon and Apple both like to have control over the end phone experience. That makes a marriage between the two very, very hard to consummate....

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posted by James Robertson


Re: iPhone on Verizon?

[Rob Fahrni] September 12, 2010 15:08:59.512

The one saving grace for geeks on Verizon, with Android phones, is they can root the sucker and do what the want.

Now, having said that, my brother saw a guy pull out three phones in a restaurant recently; two iPhones and a Droid. One of the iPhones has the Verizon logo across the top. When the guy noticed he was trying to get a better look, he put them away. Sure it could've been a hoax, but we'll never know.

This rumor is as good as, if not better than, most, bit my brother isn't some big tech pundit so it went completely unnoticed. If Scoble had seen it, and tweeted it, it would've been gosple. :-)

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