Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jan 2011 16:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While everybody outside of the US has been able to mix and match iPhone and wireless operator, the iPhone was still tied to a single carrier in the US. Today, Verizon and Apple announced the much-hyped Verizon iPhone 4. While the rest of the world collectively yawns, this is good news for American consumers, since there will be more competition, and thus, more choice. Edit: Eh, the other way around. First choice, then competition.
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RE: Not quite correct.
by mrhasbean on Tue 11th Jan 2011 23:38 UTC in reply to "Not quite correct."
mrhasbean
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Not everyone around the world is able to "mix and match" as you put it. In Korea, Japan, China, and a number of other countries, including some in Europe, the iPhone is available on just one network.


Yes they use that old myth - "all markets other than America offer iPhone on multiple carriers" - to bolster their arguments about Android's meteoric rise, just as they ignore the fact that there are many people who will never buy anything but a Motorola (or insert your preferred brand here) phone, or will only ever go with Vodafone (or insert your preferred carrier here), or conversely would never go with AT&T (or insert the sole iPhone carrier from your country here), or would never buy an Apple product, or that around 20% of Android users would prefer an iPhone (5 - 6% the other way around).

Generalisations and statistics can be used to prove whatever you want them to...

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