Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 21:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I generally try to steer clear from the silly and crazy rumour mill surrounding soon-to-be-expected-to-be-launched devices, but this one is kind of interesting. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US carrier Sprint is pretty much betting the company on Apple's next iPhone, ordering a staggering 30.5 million of them. At the same time, BGR reports that the iPhone 5 will be exclusive to Sprint (in the US at least), as a WiMAX device.
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by jackeebleu on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 23:21 UTC
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He wrote, "I mean, the Verizon iPhone was supposed to be a big deal, but it barely registered on the radar in the grand scheme of things."

Thats funny, last I saw back in June/July period, multiple sources including Verizon say the exact opposite. In fact, this article from the NY Times source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/technology/iphone-bolsters-verizo..., states quite simply:

Verizon’s earnings might also shed some light into the brewing rivalry between Apple and Google and both look to dominate the smartphone and tablet industry. Although Verizon continued to achieve sales from its catalog of Android and 4G devices, the company sold far fewer of those devices than they did iPhones. For the quarter, the company reported sales of 1.2 million LTE and Android devices, which includes tablets, smartphones and wireless modems.

“Verizon’s had Android for a long time,” said Mr. Sharma, who keeps a close eye on the industry. “This was the first real test between an iPhone and Android and consumers still gravitate towards the iPhone.”

So someone please tell me, what in the blue blazes is Thom talking about? Is he being the Anti-Apple Andy Rooney of OSNews again?

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