Sierra_Dad - 9:29 pm on Jan 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Predictive articles about iPhone and Android are often less about any facts and more about whichever phone is attached to the person writing the article.
I'm sure you can find an article that will state this:
1. This is the death toll for Android.
2. All those using Android phones really wanted an iPhone and were just biding their time.
3. Android has no future because it is "fragmented" (yawn).
4. Verizon was only doing this Android phone thing because it didn't have an iPhone.
5. Verizon will now drop all Android phones now that their bluff worked.
etc . . .
Despite that, there is some truth that if the iPhone had been available on Verizon, before November 2009 and the Droid, it would have slowed the rise of Android quite a bit more than it will now.
But that doesn't mean that offering it now is useless. It will help those who are loyal to iPhone be able to choose their carrier.
It will allow those who are loyal to Verizon choose an iPhone if they choose.
Apple and Verizon both win.
AT&T may not lose much. In the long run, I assume all carriers will get saturated and people will hate them equally.