I want to take an apple and sodomize a droid.
My employer is either giving me an EVO or Incredible to play with in August. Woot!
I'm still loving my Nexus One. Selling my iPhone for it was a great decision.
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KT getting a SE Android this week to take on a test drive again
Awesome, SBU! Will you have any to check out in late June? I'm coming home for the draft!
Reports from CNN say AT&T and Apple have reached an exclusivity agreement through 2011 or 2012. So apparently no Iphone for a long time for Verizon.
AT&T's exclusivity contract
Apple has a five-year exclusivity deal with AT&T (T, Fortune 500), according to court documents, making it unlikely that the iPhone could come to Verizon before 2012.
Many analysts said nothing is set in stone and speculated that the terms could have been renegotiated.
"No one has a good handle on how long that exclusivity deal runs, but those contracts usually last 90 days to six months," said Josh King, general counsel at Avvo.com and former senior corporate development executive at AT&T Wireless.
But one big indication that AT&T's contract will continue for a while is its sweet 3G pricing deal for the iPad.
AT&T offers unlimited 3G access for the iPad on a contract-free basis for an average of about $22 a month. Because those sales only account for 15% of AT&T's data revenue, according to data tracker Trefis, it may be part of a bigger strategy.
"There is speculation that AT&T is offering attractively priced 3G data plans ... as part of a broader deal with Apple to maintain iPhone exclusivity for longer than the original agreement," Trefis said in a recent analyst note.
"AT&T is our exclusive partner in the U.S. and we're very happy with that," said an Apple spokeswoman but she would not comment on Apple's plans to sell the iPhone on other carriers.
There is also a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T over this sighting Anti-trust practices. regardless we will see what happens over the next 30 days.
Last edited by RoyalPain; May 30th, 2010 at 06:48 PM.
If this come to be you can kiss android good bye on ATT and ATT will become an iphone store. not too far from where they are right now.
I remember back when you had to actually know something about cell phones to sell them. Now all they say at ATT is We have the iPhone want one?
A year ago this would have been heartbreaking news. But with the current crop of phones coming out that are actually better than the Iphone...it doesn't bother me.
For some of the naysayers out there, here is my small glimmer of hope. This is from Steve Jobs' mouth tonight in a Q and A session at the D8 conference
At Steve Jobs' conversation with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at D8 this evening, the Apple boss just threw out this weighty little gem when asked whether there'd be advantages to deploying the iPhone on two American carriers: "there might be." Naturally, you can interpret that any way you like, but it's interesting that he failed to say no to the concept of taking the phone beyond its usual AT&T playground.