All the matches are set already; can Apple go anywhere?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coolwater, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    Exclusive or not, the landscape seems pretty much set now:


    AT&T = iPhone

    Verizon = Blackberry

    Sprint = Palm Pre

    T-mobile = Google Android


    Can Verizon ditch Blackberry and sign with Apple in reality?

    Or, will the 'exclusivity' become thing of the past?
     
  2. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

    Nicolecat

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    I think exclusivity is borderline market 'monopoly'

    I hope it dissolves soon.
     
  3. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

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    Verizon will never "ditch blackberry." Verizon already has a huge customer base who use blackberries, and it would be a moronic business decision to abandon them.

    However, it's possible that in a year or two Verizon may also carry the iPhone in addition to its other phones. That's what AT&T does, after all. We'd have to wait until the AT&D exclusivity has expired, and until the iPhone and Verizon both upgrade to compatible 4g standards.
     
  4. profets macrumors 68030

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    Don't all carriers sell Blackberrys?

    If anything, once we see LTE become mainstream with all carriers (minus Sprint of course), the iPhone could possibly be sold with several carriers.
     

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