Is anyone else getting bored of announced product releases that don't materialise ...

by lbcoder » Mon, 27 Apr 2009 22:34:11 GMT

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Is anyone else getting bored of announced product releases that don't materialise ...

by JP » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:05:55 GMT

 For historic reasons. Sprint-Nextel/PCS and Verizon Wireless'/CDMA are
hopping alongside the GSM stack. AT&T/Cingular "just" a few years back
shut off CDPD. I'm not sure if they keep TDMA alive on some level.
This means consumers are conditioned to buy a phone that pretty much
only works on a single carrier. It's pretty mind boggling.  Common
sense dictates that consumer would want the opposite of exclusivity,
yet, every marketing campaign stresses "phone XYZ exclusive on ZYX"
and consumers buy the logic, hook and sinker.

As far as GSM-locks-need-to-go-away goes... this sure has been
discussed a multiplicity of our rants about Android (;->). If there's
anything the carriers are battling most it's informed consumers'
vision of "demoting" them to commodity status and being a "dumb pipe".
4G is showing early signs that carriers (Spring/Clearwire) might be
willing to go the BYOD commodity route but we'll see how that's going
to play out.


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Is anyone else getting bored of announced product releases that don't materialise ...

by Androman » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:07:26 GMT

 I guess they already have their piece of cace on other markets and
want to get it in USA too.


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