- 09-24-2011, 11:59 AM #1
Does anyone else feel that Verizon is changing and starting to show WP7 some love? I called a few months ago and had the same experience as everyone: I called 2 stores in 2 seperate states and neither one had the trophy in stock. They also didnt know a lot about it and were hesitant to talk about it. They def let me know about Droids.
Now, I called yesterday to the same 2 stores and 1 had Trophys in stock, and the other didnt but went on about how he would be glad to order it for me and they had one on display if I wanted to come try it out.
Now this just could be a coincidence or a timing issue, but with those stories, and the Verizon CEO coming out and saying that the WP7 will be the 3rd best makes me wonder.
Also, the two new WPC articles about Verizon yesterday are good and positive.
Also if anyone read todays story about verizon siding with samsung against apple, that could change apple and verizons relationship aka verizon needing to have another solid platform. Here is that article.
Verizon backs Samsung in Apple 4G injunction battle - SlashGear
my .02 cents!
- 09-24-2011, 12:30 PM #2
I hate to sound political, but I am real tired of all the frivolous law suits they keep filing back and forth. I think if they want to keep this up, they need to setup a separate business court, paid in it's entirety by businesses. Some of these businesses pay taxes in the U.S. and some don't. Individual tax payers shouldn't have to fund this back and forth nonsense.
- 09-24-2011, 12:31 PM #3
I agree it is a little silly. Sadly, this is just the start as it will continue to get worse. Verizon just wants to control everything on the phones. All of theere bloatware and they even now have there own app store. They might as well make there own phone?
- 09-24-2011, 12:47 PM #4
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- 09-24-2011, 03:25 PM #5
- 09-24-2011, 07:17 PM #6
Verizon looks out for themselves in every case, it's what their stockholders (and ATT, Sprint and Tmo stockholders) expect them to. They will only do what's good for the consumer if they can make money off it. They have always had their own app store, it was mostly for feature phones. They did try to force app sales through their own site last year, but no one would go along with it. If you want to use their best in the US network, it's their way or no way.
I think, the only reason they are supporting the merger is so transition problems drive more ATT/Tmo customers to them.
- 09-24-2011, 07:30 PM #7
- 09-24-2011, 09:32 PM #8
I really wish Verizon would embrace WP7. They could really help it take off. And regardless of how unecessary it may seem, WP7 needs to have phones that compare with the best Android phones in terms of hardware.
Bottom line is that Verizon needs more WP7 phones and they need to advertise and educate people on them.
- 09-24-2011, 10:13 PM #10
- 09-24-2011, 10:41 PM #12
Here's hoping Verizon better supports WP7. I mean cmon it's Microsoft; WP7 isn't a mom and pop OS. Microsoft is throwing their full support behind WP7 (this isn't another Kin), plus it's got great corporate support: Exchange, SharePoint and Office. Not to mention great security. On the consumer level there's great app and gaming support so it's foolish not to atleast stick their foot in the door.
I'm wondering if Verizon sees the writing on the wall, that RIM's days are numbered and they don't have a good corporate phone.
- 09-25-2011, 02:55 AM #14
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Don't forget that verizon and Google are the 2 companies that are fighting the goverment for net neutrality, where cell phone companies can limit bandwidth per service other than your entire bandwidth.. for example verizon can slow down the bandwidth to bing and open it up to google, and the same goes for the bandwidth for facebook and open it up for google + ...
both of these companies wnat this so they can get eveyone on verizon using googles services and verizon get more money for sending eveyone over to googles services..
This is So unfair and I cant beleave that people don't see what is going on with this ?
its very bad for us users...
- 09-25-2011, 11:02 AM #17
Net neutrality rules to start in US on November 20 - Neowin.net
I also remember Verizon/Google collaborating to create their own set of net neutrality rules (which were of course thrown out). I know most corporations are looking out for themselves, but there's a good chunk of "pro-consumer" companies that are doing some very anti-consumer things behind closed doors.
- 09-25-2011, 11:50 AM #18
- 09-25-2011, 06:24 PM #20
The reason Verizon wants to see AT&T buy T-Mobile seems obvious enough to me: it would eliminate the lowest-priced competitor among the big four carriers. Verizon really isn't afraid of AT&T. AT&T and Verizon ALWAYS raise rates and put in new restrictions in lock-step with each other. With T-Mobile out of the way, there will be less of a barrier for Verizon and AT&T to raise rates without worrying about losing customers.
Not only that, but Sprint will almost certainly go the way of T-Mobile should the buyout occur. Sprint will almost certainly get bought by Verizon. Then there will be 2 huge carriers, with nearly identical rates, controlling over 90% of the market.
- 09-25-2011, 06:32 PM #21
- 09-26-2011, 12:41 AM #23
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- 09-26-2011, 01:19 AM #24iOS and Android are great, clearly. But that doesnt mean we dont have room in our hearts for a third platform. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam feels the same way, expecting a third smartphone ecosystem to butt in to the current Apple/Google dominated space.
Out of the various options, McAdam said he sees Samsungs Bada, Microsofts Windows Phone 7.5, or RIMs forthcoming QNX-based BlackBerry platform to fill the spot. The carriers are beginning to coalesce around the need for a third ecosystem, said McAdam. Over the next 12 months I think it will coalesce and you will start to see one emerge as a legitimate third ecosystem. In my opinion, itll be between RIM and Microsoft, and I expect Microsoft to come out victorious."
- 09-26-2011, 11:58 AM #25
^ it's definitely nice to see Verizon publicly expressing confidence in WP7.
I just hope it's not a ploy to get concessions from Samsung/RIM. They're certainly going to try to play these 3 "third place contenders" against each other in order to coax cheaper prices from the OEMs.