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

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

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    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


    Apr 2, 2008
    I think exclusivity is borderline market 'monopoly'

    I hope it dissolves soon.
  3. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    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 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    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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