incrediBILL - 6:06 pm on Jan 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Everyone forgets that the world doesn't revolve around Verizon nor is Apple the center of the Universe.
There happens to be a slew of companies out there making phones which were making phones long before Apple came around and they're happily cranking out Android phones trying to raise the bar each time to give Apple and the iPhone a run for their money.
So far, they've succeeded and Android devices are now outselling Apple devices by about 50% at the moment.
Considering HTC, LG, Samsung, etc. won't be shipping iOS phones anytime soon, so you can expect them to keep the heat on Apple and price will be part of it.
BTW, that so-called fragmented Android platform provides customers with something called "choice", something Apple doesn't offer, Apple has 1 phone, take it or leave it.
With Android you can find phones in sizes ranging from small to hulking huge (EVO) and even get a "gasp" slide out keyboard.
Keyboard you say?
Apple iPhone has no keyboard!
Many people like having a keyboard that doesn't share screen real estate yet they're ignored and the iPhone 5 is even supposedly removing that single button on the front!
Like I said, with Android, you get personal choices, not just Steve Jobs choices.