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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RE[2]: Thom likes comedy
by jackeebleu on Wed 5th Oct 2011 02:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom likes comedy"
jackeebleu
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I didn't bring Android into anything, those are quotes from the article.

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RE[3]: Thom likes comedy
by Neolander on Wed 5th Oct 2011 06:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom likes comedy"
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2010-03-08

Well, quoting is a part of argumentation, and what you chose to quote (and highlight) is a claim that the Verizon iPhone outsells Android devices (whether combined or not remains unclear) on the Verizon network. In my opinion, this metric is not so good from many points of view, but most noticeably because it is more of an iOS vs Android metric than a Verizon vs AT&T one.

I do not live in the US and some of the mobile network choices there are beyond me (two incompatible cell standards ? lolwut ?), but it is my understanding that the Verizon iPhone was supposed to change everything because the Verizon network is supposedly much better than the AT&T one, which would have made AT&T exclusivity cripple iPhone sales. It seems to me that in order to study this, a good metric should somehow compare the attractivity of Verizon and AT&T for the iPhone buyer population. Which is apparently pretty much equal, even in favor of AT&T.

Edited 2011-10-05 06:53 UTC

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