Verizon Hoping To Keep The iPhone For Itself After AT&T Exclusivity Ends?

Hoping to not get lost in today’s Nexus S news cycle is a report by analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros who believes that Verizon will pay to keep the iPhone away from Sprint and T-Mobile.  I believe it’s safe to say that analyst opinions like this are often steeped in fantasy more so than fact but it’s an interesting proposition.  Where we take issue with the logic is that Wu believes Android has begun to “lose some of its luster” at Verizon.  That’s where Wu might be lost in a little bit of a fantasy world since there is no indication of an Android slowdown at Verizon or pretty much anywhere else on earth.

That being said, there is little question Verizon would do well to pick up the iPhone.  It’s a handset likely to draw millions of potential subscribers.  However, to say it’s being done because Android is losing its popularity has me believing the whole “analyst” concept is something that perhaps needs to fall by the wayside.  While the Android faithful might hope for otherwise, the iPhone and Android can (and will) peacefully co-exist on Verizon and both will be likely to find happy homes within Verizon’s 93 million customers.  The same can be said for both Sprint and T-Mobile.  Both OS’s are capable of a co-existing lifestyle and we can only hope that Shaw Wu is just having a bad morning and that T-Mobile is likely to grab the iPhone in the future.

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  • Xyz

    Who cares, we have Nexus S

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I care.

      • Anonymous

        idon’t

      • Ducter

        lol, you are correct, this is a T-Mobile news site..but if you cant see how Verizon getting the iPhone and keeping it exclusively out of T-Mobile and Sprints paws would have a direct impact on T-Mobile I cant help you much. I personally dont care for the iPhone, there was a point in time I did..but Android has matured and WP7 looks interesting I simply dont have an interest in it any longer, but face the facts. The iPhone will draw in new customers and honestly I dont see any better place for them but with T-Mobile..

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I agree on all fronts, good luck trying to convince the other guy though…better draw it out in crayon for him.

        • Lilmark2002

          Some people are just hopeless/retarded

        • Anonymous

          I like android and iphones.. I hope they get it so when I’m bored of android in 3 months I can sell and buy an iphone.. then vice versa.. then rinse and repeat..

        • Lilmark2002

          Some people are just hopeless/retarded

        • Anonymous

          better be blue and red cuz i’m color blind.

        • Ducter

          hmm, wasnt meant in a reply to David..was meant for luis5in7, sorry ’bout that.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          No I followed and responded as though that was the case!

      • Ducter

        lol, you are correct, this is a T-Mobile news site..but if you cant see how Verizon getting the iPhone and keeping it exclusively out of T-Mobile and Sprints paws would have a direct impact on T-Mobile I cant help you much. I personally dont care for the iPhone, there was a point in time I did..but Android has matured and WP7 looks interesting I simply dont have an interest in it any longer, but face the facts. The iPhone will draw in new customers and honestly I dont see any better place for them but with T-Mobile..

      • Ducter

        lol, you are correct, this is a T-Mobile news site..but if you cant see how Verizon getting the iPhone and keeping it exclusively out of T-Mobile and Sprints paws would have a direct impact on T-Mobile I cant help you much. I personally dont care for the iPhone, there was a point in time I did..but Android has matured and WP7 looks interesting I simply dont have an interest in it any longer, but face the facts. The iPhone will draw in new customers and honestly I dont see any better place for them but with T-Mobile..

    • Taaars

      I dont care either…if the Iphone comes to tmobile..fine..I still won’t get one, not because I dont like it..i just prefer to have my phone UI look different from other people Apple is a very friendly “you use one, then you can use them all” type of company, and thats their niche, to keep it uniform for everyone, no “real” individuality. Believe me, apple has some very innovative ideas, but users are limited to what apple what you to do, they are the digital version of Scientology.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s not the digital version of scientology, way to draw one extreme to another and failing at it. Apple users like the platform, Scientology users hurt and attack people, whens’ the last time an Apple hipster went on a violent spree?

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s not the digital version of scientology, way to draw one extreme to another and failing at it. Apple users like the platform, Scientology users hurt and attack people, whens’ the last time an Apple hipster went on a violent spree?

  • Anonymous

    how can jobs secure world domination being stuck with yet another carrier…if he wants to dominate he will have to sell to more than one carrier or he’ll lose the market share.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus s is better than the iphone!!
    lol… Seinfeld

    • http://tmonews.com David

      That’s a matter of opinion, which part of they can coexist did you miss?

      • Anonymous

        Thats Verizon!!!
        Try it on t-mobile, they would coexist.
        But they they wouldn’t coexist peacefully.
        plus, this is a tmobile news site. I don’t see that anywhere related to tmobile.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          You don’t see the T-Mobile relevance? Verizon is trying to hold the phone off from Sprint and wait for it…wait for it, are you waiting for it…T-Mobile. That’s why its relevant to T-Mobile.

          I know you don’t understand this, but not everyone would choose Android over iOS, myself included and since there is T-Mobile relevance here, it will remain posted.

        • Anonymous

          lol,
          if iphone came out to T-mobile even I would get it, but not as an everyday use phone, but as a nexus s alternative every now and then.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Good to know, I’ll sleep better.

        • Lilmark2002

          LMFAO @ David…Gotta love the fanboys eh?

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Dude it’s ridiculous, Android fanboys are way way worse than iPhone fanboys. Calling iPhone fanboys sheep and zombies are the best they can do. If someone likes and buys Apple products all of a sudden they love Steve Jobs and would have his babies. I like Baskin Robbins chocolate ice cream, am I a sheep? I love Acura cars, I must be a sheep to Acura then. Purchasing a series of products doesn’t make one a sheep, that’s such a sad, lonely and pathetic argument it just makes me angry. I only buy Vienna Beef hot dogs, I’m a sheep to Vienna Beef, guilty!

        • J-Hop2o6

          lol.. but how can u stay stuck on EDGE speeds tho David? i hope u use the HD7 as your main for now until Tmo gets the iPhone.

        • ziggenzag

          david, i like this site….but i had to laugh at your retarded conclusion, and the implication that everyone else is a fanboy, but you alone are above it all. rubbish!!! as mad as you seem to be about this, i must express my ire over your over-zealous generalizations and point out how ignorant it makes you look. pick a tech blog, any tech blog….fanboys are everywhere and fanboys of any flavor proselytize unnecessarily about the platform, ignoring the glaring problems and being true believers in their platform’s ‘magic’. that is a fact. while i agree blind fanboyism stinks on any level, your perception of android fanboys being way worse than apple fanboys exists entirely in your head as a result of you being a self-made target for criticism by running this blog. the fact is the most vocal and sensationalist fans of both groups give users of either platform a bad name. plenty of people on both platforms use what works for them and may advocate reasonably, but the problem is that reasonable people are often harder to hear over the obnoxiously loud party-line rhetoric spewed forth by those that feel their choice of platform gives them some sort of ‘street-cred’ cool factor. something important to remember, these fanboys you speak of are generally kids. brash, unsophisticated, opinionated, entitled children who have not lived long enough to develop critical thinking and have little to now life skills or real world experience. in short, you’re doing the internet equivalent to yelling at the damn kids to get off your lawn. chill out.

        • myTouch4G girl

          OMG David why do you love the iPhone so much? REALLY. WOW. The day the iPhone can do my HW and fly me over Miami’s high traffic I will….

          I will already an Android that does it better on T-MObile without pulling missions…

          XO

        • Cybersedan

          As a die hard Android fan I can say with almost 100% certainty that I’d NEVER by an iPhone, however it would be good if T-Mobile and every other major carrier gets this device.

          It’s all about choice people, if there is any truth to this article it would be because VZ is worried about the competitive prices T-Mo and Sprint may offer with the same device.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Aside from the fact that I didn’t really understand what you wrote, I NEVER said I loved the iPhone at all. The simple fact remains that the iPhone would do significantly better for T-Mobile than any individual Android could ever hope to do. That’s fact, it’s not a myth and it’s not being a fanboy, its simply business tactics, the iPhone is a bigger draw than any particular individual Android device.

          More to the point, the entire Android fanboy community is EXACTLY like the iPhone fanboy community. Android people who sit there and argue that iPhone users are sheep are Android sheep all the same. You can’t knock one platform, while hugging another and yell at other people for being a fanboy. Replace the entire argument with Apple Google and iPhone Android, it’s interchangeable and that’s what many Android users seem to be ignore. Android fanboyism is just as bad if not worse as iPhone fanboys. Android has just as much wrong with it as iPhone does. For every argument you can make about iPhone being closed, I can make about Android being open and apps like Netflix not wanting to come to Android because of security concerns.

          Let’s not put words in my mouth.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Aside from the fact that I didn’t really understand what you wrote, I NEVER said I loved the iPhone at all. The simple fact remains that the iPhone would do significantly better for T-Mobile than any individual Android could ever hope to do. That’s fact, it’s not a myth and it’s not being a fanboy, its simply business tactics, the iPhone is a bigger draw than any particular individual Android device.

          More to the point, the entire Android fanboy community is EXACTLY like the iPhone fanboy community. Android people who sit there and argue that iPhone users are sheep are Android sheep all the same. You can’t knock one platform, while hugging another and yell at other people for being a fanboy. Replace the entire argument with Apple Google and iPhone Android, it’s interchangeable and that’s what many Android users seem to be ignore. Android fanboyism is just as bad if not worse as iPhone fanboys. Android has just as much wrong with it as iPhone does. For every argument you can make about iPhone being closed, I can make about Android being open and apps like Netflix not wanting to come to Android because of security concerns.

          Let’s not put words in my mouth.

        • myTouch4G girl

          OMG David why do you love the iPhone so much? REALLY. WOW. The day the iPhone can do my HW and fly me over Miami’s high traffic I will….

          I will already an Android that does it better on T-MObile without pulling missions…

          XO

        • Anonymous

          lol,
          if iphone came out to T-mobile even I would get it, but not as an everyday use phone, but as a nexus s alternative every now and then.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          You don’t see the T-Mobile relevance? Verizon is trying to hold the phone off from Sprint and wait for it…wait for it, are you waiting for it…T-Mobile. That’s why its relevant to T-Mobile.

          I know you don’t understand this, but not everyone would choose Android over iOS, myself included and since there is T-Mobile relevance here, it will remain posted.

      • Anonymous

        Thats Verizon!!!
        Try it on t-mobile, they would coexist.
        But they they wouldn’t coexist peacefully.
        plus, this is a tmobile news site. I don’t see that anywhere related to tmobile.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus s is better than the iphone!!
    lol… Seinfeld

  • Msg200916

    nexus is not better than no iphone lol get out with that…onli phone out that is better than iphone is the hd7 but iphone is still beast too

    • Anonymous

      in that case, the HD2 is better than the iphone?
      HD2=Hd7-physical buttons.

      • PHONE FREAK

        Wrong. Hd7 = hd2 + WP7 + 720p video recording + kick stand + casing. main component difference is the OS.

        • 1013305lmp

          dont forget the power of xda-developers

        • Anonymous

          yea, what 1013305lmp said!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Yeah you and that person are the same, good try!!

        • J-Hop2o6

          LOL!

        • Anonymous

          lol

        • 1013305lmp

          dont forget the power of xda-developers

    • Anonymous

      in that case, the HD2 is better than the iphone?
      HD2=Hd7-physical buttons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Evan-Carter/583336419 Evan Carter

    “it’s a handset likely to draw millions of potential subscribers.”

    Millions?

    • Anonymous

      more like a couple, cuz verizon doesnt have millions, but if i’m wrong, not everyone would get an iphone, there are many android loyals out there, especially with th “Droids”.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Yeah, if AT&T is any indication, millions is putting it mildly. The phone sold 14.1 million handsets last quarter alone, “millions.”

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Yeah, if AT&T is any indication, millions is putting it mildly. The phone sold 14.1 million handsets last quarter alone, “millions.”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what Steve Jobs is thinking when it comes to strategy; however if I were in his shoes (which obviously I’m not), as soon as I realized the iphone has become a hit for my Apple company and pretty much everyone wanted one, I’d have immediately started producing the iphone for ALL 4 major carriers – and even non-major carriers. I’d even make iphone prepaid phones. Still as Steve Jobs, even though I probably made billions with the iphone, I’d make billions more opening it up as described, through phone sales, app market, itunes etc. iphone phenomenon ain’t going nowhere.

    having said that though, i don’t see them i don’t see Apple agreeing to have Verizon have exclusivity in the USA for good thus blocking it from other carriers in the future. the will not be good business on their part. sometimes all good things come to an end when better visions are made into reality. if someday God forbid the iphone “umph” momentum dies in the wake of something else from or by someone else, Verizon is screwed and will be stuck in something they can’t get out of.

    ten billions thoughts going on here…hope i made some sense at least.

  • tato22

    its not even that they are thinking about getting it they are getting it in January. a buddy of mine works in Verizon and they already told him. it makes scene they already got the ipad

    • 16309A

      A buddy that works there told you, yet it isn’t all over the news? Hmmm, I guess he would know, huh?

      Ok guys, tato’s bud says it’s going to Verizon, that’s good enough for me!

    • 16309A

      A buddy that works there told you, yet it isn’t all over the news? Hmmm, I guess he would know, huh?

      Ok guys, tato’s bud says it’s going to Verizon, that’s good enough for me!

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      a buudy of mine told me the iPad 2 is coming to tmobile. It makes sense being that we already started receiving the connectors and cards. Does that count?

      • http://tmonews.com David

        There is no connection.

        • Anonymous

          I was being more sarcastic in this one because tato22 used the he said she said scenario.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I know, it’s just the more fanboys I see the more I want to have a logical debate, not just someone who doesn’t want to buy something because they don’t like the manufacturer for no real reason whatsoever. To each their own! Let buying freedom ring!

        • Anonymous

          Very true.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        There is no connection.

  • 16309A

    DId I miss something? Is the iphone going to Verizon for sure or is this Shaw Wu clown just talking to hear himself talk?

    • tato22

      for sure 100%

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Its not 100% until its confirmed.

        • J-Hop2o6

          Verizon will be hit by the FTC for anti-trust laws for forking over money to block other carriers.. so u guys have nothing to worry about.. i don’t care for the iPhone, but its good for Tmo.

        • 2006mr

          Good point

  • DeathStarKiller

    who cares about iphone? this isnt 2007. waaaaayyyyyyy better phones out now. if verizon wants to keep it, go for it. only the mindless Apple zombies will give a rats @$$

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Guess that makes me a mindless Apple following zombie, I’m cool with that and “The Walking Dead” makes me love zombies all over again.

      • DIRECT Corporate dealer

        WOW.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Guess that makes me a mindless Apple following zombie, I’m cool with that and “The Walking Dead” makes me love zombies all over again.

    • PHONE FREAK

      I care about the iPhone even though I would never consider buying one. It is a great phone no matter how you want to look at it. It obviously drags customers.

      For anyone: what phones are better than the iPhone and why

  • Petey

    I hope T-Mobile get the iPhone before Verizon… that’s the only phone I’m waiting for… otherwise, I might just have to leave t-mobile… :( which I don’t want to do.

    • DIRECT Corporate dealer

      WOW. (read above post)

      • Petey

        sadly, it’s true…

  • Cemal

    Does anyone think Android would be successful as it is if the iPhone was on ALL carriers? I don’t. After all, it took multiple handsets using Android to get Android where one handset did with iOS. To me that says a lot.

    • Cemal

      That didn’t make any sense. I meant to say it took multiple handsets to take Android where only one handset took iOS.

      • Exposer

        fanboy…

        • Cemal

          I don’t own an iPhone or an Android device. I own a WP7 device. I never liked iOS and my G1 was aging and I wanted to try something new so I got and HD7 so I don’t see how I am a fanboy when i’m talking common sense.

      • DIRECT Corporate dealer

        I got your point the first time around but personally the iPhone was cool when it was the ONLY phone that could do this and that but now that there’s myTouch4G, Evo, Epic, Nexus S I’m thinking OMG iPhone who? Like get off the iPhone high horse bc the days have passed. I’m waiting for a phone that can do my HW now or fly or something impressive. I’m over all the rings and dings so unless I”m getting bluray movies on my phone and a complete replacement to my digital camera there’s like absolutely nothing that could impress me. Faster web “yey” faster processor “yey” but like in all honestly, what else can these phones do? BC they already do it ALL. So iPhone myTouch4G other like Androids I mean its about the same to me. Gimme something new that’s gonna blow my mind away. I personally don’t like having the same thing that everyone has so iPhone coming to TMO & Sprint would just be like the times when everyone used to have the lil Nokia 8220, it was a matter of what color do YOU have? that’s it so I’m over that… when we had black and white phones and they made em color I was like “WOW”, when we got MMS “WOW” when we got recording video WOW when we got camera that could rotate (Samsung V205) Wow when we got Sidekick WOWWOWOWOW when Blackberry became something for everyone not just boring for business WOWW when we got iPhone WOW when we got Android OMG WOW. Then we got Video calling WOW now everyone has at least one phone that can video call so WOW. Ok now gimme more, something innovative and AMAZING that hasn’t been done yet– not an expansion of things that we already have bc that’s not impressive.

        • Cemal

          point taken

        • thaghost

          i could use a phone to do my hw by the way.

        • Cybersedan

          Kinda off topic here, but myTouch4G girl: I LOVE U :-)..

          Very well put!!

        • Danny

          US consumers may know “Droid,” thanks to Verizon’s marketing but nobody without knowledge of the industry thinks; “Hey I want to get a MT4G instead of the iPhone today.” Most consumers never heard of the Nexus 1 let alone the Nexus “S.” Geeks like us who follow Android are the exception not the rule.

          I love Android and I’m a huge T-Mobile fan but I’m not stupid either.

          If T-Mobile representatives are really that blind as to what consumers really want then no wonder they are doing so poorly quarter after quarter.

          Android is doing great as a whole but seriously I never here of anyone outside cell phone blog sites wanting to go to T-Mobile to get a cool Android phone. That’s because T-Mobile doesn’t market Android right.

          Now before any of you employees tell me you sell out of this or that let me remind you that the quarterly figures don’t lie. T-Mobile isn’t moving product and getting net adds like the other carriers are.

          I believe T-Mobile really stopped connecting with their user base after they stopped marketing the Sidekick after it was no longer cool anymore. Back then they had cheap pricing combined with a gimmick.

          I think T-Mobile’s needs a marketing makeover. If they can’t have a product that excites people then they need to have a message that does.

          We all need to go to T-Mobile’s facebook page and give them some good marketing ideas. If they do get the iPhone, I’d like to see a movie like trailer as a commerical:

          Carly all dressed up in swat gear with her hair in a cap (so we don’t know it’s a girl)

          She needs to break into a highrise at night (in a Gotham City type of setting)

          She and her swat crew needs to bust through MaBell’s tight security patrol officers taking them out one by one

          Finally she reaches the bowels of the building where the iPhone is kept hovering in the air surrounded by a high tech security system and chained to an ATT Death Star lead weight

          She breaks through the security system. Pulls out a pair of pliers and cuts the chain that has symbolically locked the iPhone to ATT for so long.

          A magenta light from heaven shines down. She takes her cap off and shakes her long sexy brown hair loose.

          She holds the iPhone in her hands… then the announcer voice makes some mention about the iPhone 4 now being available on America’s largest ultra strong, lightning fast 4G network….

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        False. There are actually 4 iPhones 2g 3g 3gs and 4 and each of those 4 versions have 2 storage versions and some more white versions to take it to where it is. As well it took 1 redesign. If they had stuck with the same product through out they would be done now. They all count so 8 handsets initially and then there were white versions.

        iOS and Android are one in the same as far as adoption goes.

        The original g1 and the original iPhone both started the same essentially. The G1 started it all for android and then 2 years later Droid does marketing kicked android in gear. The iPhone got a great kick off initially because the way it was presented, it had no competition. Now if Android had been at the same time as iPhone started I don’t think it would have done as well as it had. The G1 started android.

        • Cemal

          Lets use that logic for a second. Say Google decided to only build ‘G’ series phones (G1, G2, G3 etc..) and those “Google Phones” were the only phones with Android which only T-Mobile carried. Basically the same thing Apple does with that particular phone. Would they ever come close to doing what iPhone did?

        • Anonymous

          Yes, absolutely with a bit of marketing and what not it most certainly would, especially if there wasn’t any iPhone to begin with. The absolute only reason why apple products sell is predominantly for the name. When you buy an apple product what you are paying for is the ability to say you have an Apple product. It is not the same way with android. People buy into android for the hardware /software. If android was released the same time as the iPhone I guarantee an android device would outsell it easily.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          That’s absolutely not true and the only logic behind that is people who want to believe that’s all you pay for. The reality is Apple products have a proven track record of simply being a better computer, as proven by the numerous survey’s taken on a monthly and yearly basis comparing technical support, buying experience, longevity etc of the Apple computer vs that of Asus, Acer, Dell etc. If you really think that people buy an Apple simply to own an Apple, then I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

        • Anonymous

          I will agree their computers are good and polished but its still too overpriced. As well their MP3 player experience with the iPods is great but as far as iPhone goes its definitely more polished but Im not going to trade functionality for that. iOS is optimized but its too damn simple for my tastes, once android is fully optimized it will be great. I am in no way discounting appl for the sakes of saying android over apple. I use apple products but even though I do I must say a lot of these products are overrated. I however love my iPod nano 3rd gen but this thing after a year randomly shuts off on me everyday.

          My reply was given based on a hypothetical situation so of course Im a give opinion in the matter, if the G series wouldn’t move like iPhone I know Nexus series surely would. People do own apple products to say they have it though this would predominantly be teens its still valid to not recognize that is just denial. To speak factually apple hardware isn’t that great in comparison to what you can get in a PC for the same price if not lower. To speak factually apple design rarely changes, except for the iPods though and only recently iPhone 4. I really don’t get the hype with apple products.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I will never buy a Mac or iPhone.. iPod Touch.. yesWindows>>MacAndroid>>iPhoneiPod Touch vs. ZuneHD… not sure since i haven’t played with a Zune really to get a real feel for it.. but i do like iPT.iPod Touch>>other mp3 players (non-ZuneHD)but yea, the only Apple products i use is their music players.. and sadly quicktime since some websites use it =( .. or does it come pre-installed with iTunes? i only use iTunes to transfer the songs and edit.. but i use Windows Media Player to play my music on my PC.

          Im not sayin Apple makes bad products.. but most of them aren’t for me.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          That’s the whole point man, it’s about choice. I CHOOSE to use an iPhone, I choose to live in Florida, I choose I choose and I choose. If you don’t want to use an iPhone, but people find everything they can wrong with it just because of a personal inclination or dislike toward Steve Jobs or everything Apple stands for. Android isn’t my cup of tea, but I won’t force the iPhone on people either.

        • J-Hop2o6

          exactly! +1 .. but i do hate how closed Apple is tho, lol.. SW & HW wise.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed but I am about spending money sensibly and undeniably Android provides the most for the money although I will say Android has to grow on you to enjoy it fully. My first android was free and won it in that contest a year ago, that Behold 2 that everyone seemed to hate but I didn’t exactly get hype of android, until I installed Custom Roms that were made by BH_Man who definitely tried to bring us that 2.1 update but was only able to get 1.6 android. But it had so many choices and options in and of itself. It got me hooked. Because Android is about choice. I could make it my own its not something that once you get it that is what you are stuck with. With iPhone how can you really make it your own? you can’t, not in the same way that you can with android. The fact that I have choices is what I love about android.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed.

          I will never buy a mac…. so long as they are still over-priced as they are, if price drops then I would buy into it.

          Mac OSX > Windows XP – especially after the numerous times I got blue screened. Their prices just aren’t right.
          Android > iOS – it just offers more for the money.
          iPod > zuneHD – Although I can’t really say I used a ZuneHD
          iPod > all Mp3 players, except Archos Media Players.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I will never buy a Mac or iPhone.. iPod Touch.. yesWindows>>MacAndroid>>iPhoneiPod Touch vs. ZuneHD… not sure since i haven’t played with a Zune really to get a real feel for it.. but i do like iPT.iPod Touch>>other mp3 players (non-ZuneHD)but yea, the only Apple products i use is their music players.. and sadly quicktime since some websites use it =( .. or does it come pre-installed with iTunes? i only use iTunes to transfer the songs and edit.. but i use Windows Media Player to play my music on my PC.

          Im not sayin Apple makes bad products.. but most of them aren’t for me.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        False. There are actually 4 iPhones 2g 3g 3gs and 4 and each of those 4 versions have 2 storage versions and some more white versions to take it to where it is. As well it took 1 redesign. If they had stuck with the same product through out they would be done now. They all count so 8 handsets initially and then there were white versions.

        iOS and Android are one in the same as far as adoption goes.

        The original g1 and the original iPhone both started the same essentially. The G1 started it all for android and then 2 years later Droid does marketing kicked android in gear. The iPhone got a great kick off initially because the way it was presented, it had no competition. Now if Android had been at the same time as iPhone started I don’t think it would have done as well as it had. The G1 started android.

    • Cemal

      That didn’t make any sense. I meant to say it took multiple handsets to take Android where only one handset took iOS.

  • Cemal

    Does anyone think Android would be successful as it is if the iPhone was on ALL carriers? I don’t. After all, it took multiple handsets using Android to get Android where one handset did with iOS. To me that says a lot.

  • http://twitter.com/raitchison raitchison

    Apple is going to do what makes the most money for Apple, I could see VZW forking over a chunk of cash for a new exclusivity arrangement (just as AT&T is doing now)

    All I know is that if the iPhone is no longer an AT&T exclusive it will be _very_ good for AT&T’s android offerings.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      That doesn’t necessarily mean that. I believe AT&T will still be the same game for Android as it has been. That means no installing out of market apps and yahoo search engine and the AT&T app store and so on aka a lot of bloatware. In anycase I don’t think iPhone will necessarily leave AT&T, more so I believe iPhone will go all carrier just like the iPad soon or maybe even iPad 2.

  • http://twitter.com/raitchison raitchison

    Apple is going to do what makes the most money for Apple, I could see VZW forking over a chunk of cash for a new exclusivity arrangement (just as AT&T is doing now)

    All I know is that if the iPhone is no longer an AT&T exclusive it will be _very_ good for AT&T’s android offerings.

  • Danny

    We may be self admitted Android fans (myself included). But think for a minute why?

    Many of us whether on T-Mobile or Verizon refused to go to ATT for the iPhone whereas we’d buy it if it came to our preferred carriers initially.

    Since it didn’t, Android was able to take off and earn our loyalty. Without admitting it directly, there exists a large percentage of consumers (not geeks) who use Android as an alternative to the iPhone. I guarantee you that the moment T-Mobile USA starts to sell the iPhone that many loyal Android fans will move over. Maybe not the hardcore loyalists fans but many consumers WILL.

    It would bode well for T-Mobile USA to get their hands on it even to the dismay of the Android clan. They shouldn’t let Verizon pay off Apple to maintain their duopoly with ATT.

    • thaghost

      umm…this guy hit the nail on the head. several times i was close to getting the iphone but didnt because of att. waiting for tmo to get a high end android phone i actually went into the store to get it. but they just dropped the unlimited data plan n i couldnt do that as i was tethering with my g1. i love my mytouch 4g. im glad tmo stepped up but android benefitted heavily from the iphone only being on att. i have two sisters and two brothers on att with the iphone. my mom and another brother uses an iphone on tmo. im the last hold out…luv my android tho. the number one part of android, which goes understated, is the community. they work very hard and they work together. thanx.

    • thaghost

      umm…this guy hit the nail on the head. several times i was close to getting the iphone but didnt because of att. waiting for tmo to get a high end android phone i actually went into the store to get it. but they just dropped the unlimited data plan n i couldnt do that as i was tethering with my g1. i love my mytouch 4g. im glad tmo stepped up but android benefitted heavily from the iphone only being on att. i have two sisters and two brothers on att with the iphone. my mom and another brother uses an iphone on tmo. im the last hold out…luv my android tho. the number one part of android, which goes understated, is the community. they work very hard and they work together. thanx.

    • Taaars

      I like my live wallpapers…so I would not go to an Iphone

    • Anonymous

      I originally went with Android because it was cheaper and worth it. iPhone was overpriced on AT&T if iPhone landed on T-Mobile initially I would have gotten it due to being the best smartphone back then but once Android would come out I would be all over that because I’m not a fanboy. I recognize the better handset and Android simply is the better handset for the price. Android is no longer considered an alternative for me, I love android for being as awesome as it is, for getting me my money’s worth. To hell with apple technology. Only thing I used apple for is iPods and my nano 3g has issues but I like that interface. I guarantee an iPhone on t-mobile or any other carrier won’t move as much as it does with AT&T alone. Apple makes overpriced products but is it all worth it? most times? no. iPod experience is great though.

    • Anonymous

      I originally went with Android because it was cheaper and worth it. iPhone was overpriced on AT&T if iPhone landed on T-Mobile initially I would have gotten it due to being the best smartphone back then but once Android would come out I would be all over that because I’m not a fanboy. I recognize the better handset and Android simply is the better handset for the price. Android is no longer considered an alternative for me, I love android for being as awesome as it is, for getting me my money’s worth. To hell with apple technology. Only thing I used apple for is iPods and my nano 3g has issues but I like that interface. I guarantee an iPhone on t-mobile or any other carrier won’t move as much as it does with AT&T alone. Apple makes overpriced products but is it all worth it? most times? no. iPod experience is great though.

  • Danny

    We may be self admitted Android fans (myself included). But think for a minute why?

    Many of us whether on T-Mobile or Verizon refused to go to ATT for the iPhone whereas we’d buy it if it came to our preferred carriers initially.

    Since it didn’t, Android was able to take off and earn our loyalty. Without admitting it directly, there exists a large percentage of consumers (not geeks) who use Android as an alternative to the iPhone. I guarantee you that the moment T-Mobile USA starts to sell the iPhone that many loyal Android fans will move over. Maybe not the hardcore loyalists fans but many consumers WILL.

    It would bode well for T-Mobile USA to get their hands on it even to the dismay of the Android clan. They shouldn’t let Verizon pay off Apple to maintain their duopoly with ATT.

  • Sk33m0

    I really REALLY REALLY don’t care about the iphone. I own ZERO apple products and damn proud of that fact. i know its popular its just not for me. I prefer the freedom of android, and the customization of it as well. VZW can keep the iphone for all i care. Android will outsell the iphone shortly because of the open source model, because it can do everything the iphone can, and when gingerbread is updated and the google music store is up and running it will be official.

    • Cemal

      I dont own any Apple OR Android products(I upgraded from a G1 to an HD7 and recycled my G1), but I do know that Android will ONLY outsell the iPhone because it is on multiple handsets. Do you REALLY think that a single Android device on one carrier would outsell iPhone?

      • thaghost

        point taken.

      • thaghost

        point taken.

      • thaghost

        point taken.

      • Anonymous

        iPhone isn’t limited to one carrier. Your “point” is flawed.

    • Cemal

      I dont own any Apple OR Android products(I upgraded from a G1 to an HD7 and recycled my G1), but I do know that Android will ONLY outsell the iPhone because it is on multiple handsets. Do you REALLY think that a single Android device on one carrier would outsell iPhone?

  • Sk33m0

    I really REALLY REALLY don’t care about the iphone. I own ZERO apple products and damn proud of that fact. i know its popular its just not for me. I prefer the freedom of android, and the customization of it as well. VZW can keep the iphone for all i care. Android will outsell the iphone shortly because of the open source model, because it can do everything the iphone can, and when gingerbread is updated and the google music store is up and running it will be official.

  • jesus houston mx edgebrook

    one word and word onLY!!
    the iphone will not go to verizon this upcoming jan or early 2011 ! do you know why ? because dont you see all those “droids’ on verizon this will not happen and i will be laughing my ass out at everyoones ass when you get the news that the iphone isnt going for verizon but for a different company !
    it just wont happen believe me
    rest my case

    • jesus houston mx edgebrook

      i meant to say “carrier” not company you still get my point

    • jesus houston mx edgebrook

      i meant to say “carrier” not company you still get my point

    • http://twitter.com/drepope100 Andre Pope

      I agree

      • jesus houston mx edgebrook

        yup

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    It would be dumb for apple to lock itself into a single carrier agreement again…..The one thing stopping it from pure dominance of the US market is the single carrier agreement….Me personally I am glad it has not been offered on all carriers. As, that strategy has only put more of a spotlight on android…..I will just get a new ipod touch, JB it and use it as I see fit…

    • Anonymous

      Actually more so single carrier on AT&T is keeping them from failing. Once all carriers get an iPhone there is no more dominance, It becomes whose hardware and software combo is better. Unless iPhone gets a dual-core by next year the competition is dead. iPhone had its time now Android is the star, its only a matter of time before Apple follows suit of RIM/Blackberry. The one form factor and carrier can only last so long. After awhile looking at the same thing each year gets boring and this is why they redesigned the iPhone with the iPhone 4.

  • Chatter

    Love my MT4G but would drop it in a second for the iPhone on TMobile (I will not switch carriers). I know many of you love Android and I understand that. Personally, I like the “smoothness” of iOS and how intuitive it is. To echo David, I think both can coexist on TMo so I am hoping that the iPhone comes to us soon.

    As for the “loss of luster” of android, I don’t really agree but think some of that can be seen from the updates saga we experience with all the customization of phones. 2.3 was announced today and Vibrant owners are still waiting for 2.2! Apple and MS have the advantage when they roll out updates since it is simpler for them. Many consumers want a phone that “just works” and that is where I feel the ease of customization of Android is lost on them.

    • http://twitter.com/tyl_ufl Jimmy Lin

      I agree with you. I’m not saying that the Android system is not great (in fact it is very nice). However, I just miss the smoothness of the iOS. I have had my G2 since it first came out, but if iPhone comes to Tmobile I will switch. As for switching carrier…..I’m not sure.

    • 25yrold

      WOAH Chatter you sound like someone I know “To ECHO David” …

  • Chatter

    Love my MT4G but would drop it in a second for the iPhone on TMobile (I will not switch carriers). I know many of you love Android and I understand that. Personally, I like the “smoothness” of iOS and how intuitive it is. To echo David, I think both can coexist on TMo so I am hoping that the iPhone comes to us soon.

    As for the “loss of luster” of android, I don’t really agree but think some of that can be seen from the updates saga we experience with all the customization of phones. 2.3 was announced today and Vibrant owners are still waiting for 2.2! Apple and MS have the advantage when they roll out updates since it is simpler for them. Many consumers want a phone that “just works” and that is where I feel the ease of customization of Android is lost on them.

  • Myblacfriend01

    I just received my 32gb sd card so I guess I keep my n1 till the next phone comes. Really tho, no sd replacement….. wow iphone, vibrant users you know there is no 2.3 for you, this is your 2.3. How sad

    • Vibrant Addict

      Ahem…ever heard of porting? XDA will surely have 2.3 for us, as they’ve had 2.2 for us for a while already.

    • Vibrant Addict

      Ahem…ever heard of porting? XDA will surely have 2.3 for us, as they’ve had 2.2 for us for a while already.

  • Bob95742

    I was one of the firsts to get the G1 on t-mobile. I’ve had android devices since then. I love android but if iphone 5 comes with a 4″+ screen on t-mobile, I’ll definitely have to give it a try. If it stays at 3.5″, I’ll stay with android. Currently I’m running android on my 4.3″ HD2 and I just cannot go back to a smaller screen. I found the mt4g to be too small. The 4″ on the Nexus S is nice but its a samsung. My wife has the galaxy S (vibrant), its nice but I’d prefer an HTC phone anyday over a samsung.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t get your hopes up. iPhone is so not gonna change in size nor design.

      Why in hell are you hating on the Nexus S for being made by Samsung? Samsung makes some of the best hardware out of all of them.

      • 25yrold

        my Samsung bluray breaks so often is not even funny, my Samsung TV has horrible sound, great picture but crappy sound, and the Galaxy Vibrant has a great screen but crappy reception and crappy battery life. I don’t expect the N-S to be any better and the specs do not impress me a bit.

        :)

        Thats why.

        • Anonymous

          Reception is more so a network issue. Aside from that and the few users who got the defective Vibrant with the gps not working there is nothing wrong with the hardware. The quality is on point. I wouldn’t imagine the Ns being impressive to someone who already owns the vibrant. You still have less issues with the vibrant than the Nexus One initially released with. In comparison to HTC hardware Samsung is definitely better. Even my Behold 2′s hardware was solid, the only thing non-tolerable was that it wasn’t updated past 1.6. This isn’t about their TV’s but man do I wish I had one of their LED Tv’s one of the best pictures I have seen for that price range. I wouldn’t even consider buying a blu-ray player when that is why I have a ps3 aside from the obvious game playing. You can’t shaft Samsung for having crappy battery life not many Androids do. I have yet to find an android device where I wouldn’t have to carry a charger.

        • Anonymous

          Reception is more so a network issue. Aside from that and the few users who got the defective Vibrant with the gps not working there is nothing wrong with the hardware. The quality is on point. I wouldn’t imagine the Ns being impressive to someone who already owns the vibrant. You still have less issues with the vibrant than the Nexus One initially released with. In comparison to HTC hardware Samsung is definitely better. Even my Behold 2′s hardware was solid, the only thing non-tolerable was that it wasn’t updated past 1.6. This isn’t about their TV’s but man do I wish I had one of their LED Tv’s one of the best pictures I have seen for that price range. I wouldn’t even consider buying a blu-ray player when that is why I have a ps3 aside from the obvious game playing. You can’t shaft Samsung for having crappy battery life not many Androids do. I have yet to find an android device where I wouldn’t have to carry a charger.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t get your hopes up. iPhone is so not gonna change in size nor design.

      Why in hell are you hating on the Nexus S for being made by Samsung? Samsung makes some of the best hardware out of all of them.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t get your hopes up. iPhone is so not gonna change in size nor design.

      Why in hell are you hating on the Nexus S for being made by Samsung? Samsung makes some of the best hardware out of all of them.

  • Bob95742

    I was one of the firsts to get the G1 on t-mobile. I’ve had android devices since then. I love android but if iphone 5 comes with a 4″+ screen on t-mobile, I’ll definitely have to give it a try. If it stays at 3.5″, I’ll stay with android. Currently I’m running android on my 4.3″ HD2 and I just cannot go back to a smaller screen. I found the mt4g to be too small. The 4″ on the Nexus S is nice but its a samsung. My wife has the galaxy S (vibrant), its nice but I’d prefer an HTC phone anyday over a samsung.

  • Jdhogg

    Verizon getting iphone in 2011. T-Mobile is not. Move along.

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha its funny you believe that it would go to Verizon before T-Mobile. Apple would do the cheaper thing first before the more expensive.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s way wrong, 93 million customers over 34 million customers, dude you need to reconsider that thought. Any smart business person wants the biggest reach possible for the product, when has Apple ever loved doing the cheap thing? Come on, look at their laptop prices, sorry man I don’t agree with that at all. That’s not how Apple thinks at all.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s way wrong, 93 million customers over 34 million customers, dude you need to reconsider that thought. Any smart business person wants the biggest reach possible for the product, when has Apple ever loved doing the cheap thing? Come on, look at their laptop prices, sorry man I don’t agree with that at all. That’s not how Apple thinks at all.

        • iPhone-TMo User

          Just because Apple’s laptop prices are high doesn’t mean they like to build them with expensive components. With a laptop you can get the same hardware that is not Apple branded for $100s less. Apple uses the “best” parts in the most cost effective way, so adding a new Qualcom (I believe) radio chip that can handle the 1700mhz band would be much easier (read cheaper) than redesigning the logic board to fit a CDMA chip into it. From a business standpoint it would make much more sense to go to T-Mobile with the iPhone4 over Verizon if you only had to choose one. Then with the iPhone5 release everywhere.

        • TangoPapa

          as far as APPLE is concerned, Tmo users can keep cracking the iphone’s to use on the TMO network…. If i were APPLE i’d lock into Verizon for 2 reasons…. access to huge customer poops and brand linkage. Verizon is considered top dog in the mobile market, Apple takes another jump on PC by tagging with Verizon. Climbing in bed with TMO although great for customers would not be as good for APPLE as if they’d go exclusive to Verizon…. the ceilings much higher over there.

        • Anonymous

          I was gonna agree… until iPhone-TMo user brought up the point he/she did.

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    If t-mobile can make a deal with apple and bring the iphone and we have some what the lead on android devices t-mobile might be the place to be.

  • 2006mr

    Hey I just wanted to comment to the picture. I loved this particular show on SFeld. Seeing this picture made me LMBO! U silly David for this one

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Ha thankfully someone got a kick out of it!

      • 25yrold

        Why do some ppls comment come on in pink and the rest of us in black? (Aside from yours David)

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I don’t know, thats a good question, I think it might be people who are registered on Disqus?! I never really look at the comments on the main page so I don’t see, I always see them from the back end.

          Are you who I think you are? The myTouch4G lover?

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I don’t know, thats a good question, I think it might be people who are registered on Disqus?! I never really look at the comments on the main page so I don’t see, I always see them from the back end.

          Are you who I think you are? The myTouch4G lover?

        • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

          the pink is facebook people or people using there facebook account to post comments

  • Kerry

    The iPhone exclusivity was a good deal for both AT&T and Apple for the first couple years. It kept their phone on the same network (generally speaking) for support reasons as the hardware and OS matured. That makes a lot of business sense. Where I think Apple dropped the ball was not getting the iPhone out to all the carriers once that deal expired. Apple had to be seeing Android getting more and more momentum and the best way to stop that momentum would have been to put the iPhone in each store side-by-side with Android. My feeling is that Android would lose some of its user base, but not all. Android would still be growing, but not at the pace it has. Android is #3 right now, but its nipping on the heels of iOS and RIM.

    It makes sense for Verizon to make it the ‘other’ carrier for iPhone and not let Sprint or TMO get it. Why? The best way to get the AT&T defectors is to be the only other place they can go. As its been said before, this makes a lot of business sense for Verizon.

    Why should we care? Because in order for TMO to grow geographically coverage wise they need more subscribers plain and simple. If we are to get the boonies and outlying areas covered with towers except the most remote locations we need the subscriber base to grow as well. The iPhone would help do that; it would bring those AT&T customers who love iOS but hate the service they get etc our way.

    HSPA+ speeds on an iPhone? That would be pretty cool.

    I love my Android phone (I have a MT4G) and can’t think of why I would switch. When I bought my G1 I would have gladly bought an iPhone instead… if it was on T-Mobile. So I’m an Android convert, but only because of Androids availability vs the iPhones exclusivity deal with AT&T.

    Users like me are the reason Apple should have made the iPhone available to more carriers. Now that I have seen and experienced what Android can do, and its potential for its future I can’t see a reason to switch to iOS. (BTW I have had 2 iPod touch’s so I’m well familiar with the iOS, and the only real advantage I see today is iOS has a superior music player… but that’s Apple’s core competency anyways)

  • Tazy254

    sorry off topic but look compare these price https://www.wirefly.com/viewcart.aspx?cid=21427_9b9f0a5c430b4c5d96cfb508ae8f8343&referringdomain=wirefly&agent=&linkpage=specialoffer.aspx but idk if its legit im undecided.. if i get it from here i still get t-mobile customer support?

    • Anonymous

      yup. keep in mind to review the T&C. Wirefly likes to add extra T&C.

    • Drew

      For the love of God, DO NOT use WireFly for anything. Read the fine print and then re-read it AGAIN. I guarantee after doing so you will not purchase from them…

      • HarlanG

        Have you ever actually ordered a phone from Wirefly? I have, and yes I’ve read all the fine print. It made perfect sense to me. I’ve gotten my last 4 phones from Wirefly, including my Vibrant I’m using now. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars and would not get a new phone any other way. They are an authorized T-Mobile dealer and have been great as far as I’m concerned. Activation is as simple as swapping SIM cards and it’s never affected my employee discount.

        As for the terms and conditions, you have to agree that you aren’t going to disconnect the plan and features for at least six months. I’m always signing a 2-year contract so that’s an entirely reasonable trade off to me. They are discounting the phones below cost, so there has to be some kind of teeth, or else people could ebay their phones all day.

  • Rob

    T-Mobile will surely eventually receive the iPhone. However, from a trusted source in Bellevue, WA, I was told that the iPhone will not be coming to 2010, not due to Verizon, but because T-Mobile is not pursuing it.

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

    • Rob

      Oops – meant not in 2011, sorry

  • Rob

    T-Mobile will surely eventually receive the iPhone. However, from a trusted source in Bellevue, WA, I was told that the iPhone will not be coming to 2010, not due to Verizon, but because T-Mobile is not pursuing it.

  • Rob

    T-Mobile will surely eventually receive the iPhone. However, from a trusted source in Bellevue, WA, I was told that the iPhone will not be coming to 2010, not due to Verizon, but because T-Mobile is not pursuing it.

  • Rob

    T-Mobile will surely eventually receive the iPhone. However, from a trusted source in Bellevue, WA, I was told that the iPhone will not be coming to 2010, not due to Verizon, but because T-Mobile is not pursuing it.

  • Rob

    T-Mobile will surely eventually receive the iPhone. However, from a trusted source in Bellevue, WA, I was told that the iPhone will not be coming to 2010, not due to Verizon, but because T-Mobile is not pursuing it.

  • Rob

    T-Mobile will surely eventually receive the iPhone. However, from a trusted source in Bellevue, WA, I was told that the iPhone will not be coming to 2010, not due to Verizon, but because T-Mobile is not pursuing it.

  • TonyJohns

    Iphone is like the VHS. Yes the VHS revolutionized the home video market, but we’ve moved on to DVD/Blue Ray now.

    Android does so much more than iOS it’s crazy. The iphone is a nice device, but I don’t understand why it needs to garner national news everytime a new feature (that every other cell phone already has) is released.

    • Bratty

      Because it is the top selling phone and smokes the top selling Android handset by about a factor of 10. That is why this makes news and no Android handset release comes close. And the VHS comparison is just plain stupid.

      • Anonymous

        Android handsets had been passing the iPhone 4 and prior versions since Evo and the Droid. Sure its top selling but it really doesn’t smoke in any category than polish and sales. sure its nice but its not going to do more than most androids for the same price.

      • Drew

        Actually that analogy was pretty dead on… Let me give you one I’ve used before, to guess who (iPhone fanboys). The 1995 Ford Taurus was the best-selling car in the U.S. Does that mean it was better than the ”95 Nissan Maxima SE or a BMW 3-Series?? Answer: Umm…Nooo!! My point is just because 1 phone on 1 carrier outsells 30+ handsets on SEVERAL carriers doesn’t mean it’s a better phone by any stretch of the imagination. Pfft!! How old are you??

        • DJjj

          do you know why the 95′ taurus was the top selling car in the US at the time???

          because it is what 99.999999999% of companies (that provided a company car to its outside sales force/managers) bought for their employees to drive. They were CHEAP, reliable, easy to fix, got decent gas mileage, and UGLY.

          if it were not for that, the taurus would have sunk like a brick. just as it did after most companies stopped providing vehicles to its employees. (now it is not even made anymore)

          change what the fortune 500/1000 companies provided as a means of transportation to their outside force to a civic/maxima/scooter/skateboard, and you would have had the same results.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    i don’t care who get the iphone i hate ios i feel so restricted to what i can do theres no real customization and you have to pay for almost all the good apps and games and ios looks like a dinosaur next to android and WP7

    • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

      I agree. I would never pick anything over the Android OS. I still believe people just get an iphone, just to say that have one. There are some people at work that have one, and when I ask them why they like it. They couldn’t tell me other than, it’s an iphone. I say, so you would rather get less, and pay more? Than to get more, and pay less! its amazing. Not going to bash the iphone, but I don’t see the point of it now. It was something new at the time, but now…years later, its still the same old thing. Android all day…

  • Mtnman

    Everyone is clamering to have an iPhone on it’s list of phones. Not for the iOS or for it’s revolutionary design. No, it’s because young people love to say I have an i(pick something). It’s a show off thing, a “Hey, look at me, I’m cool” I’m 47 years old. I don’t want or need to “impress” friends, family or my co-workers. I’m past the look at me stage. But for the young, it’s hip, cool, what ever to have iSomething! Marketing depts know this, they know to whom buys most of their phones, and what packages and features they want. T-Mobile (like all other carriers) see’s this as a way to add to their bottom line.
    Steve Jobs honestly could come out tomorrow and sell the iTolite and every 18-35 year old would be standing in line to buy one.

    • 25yrold

      lol and by iTolite you meant what exactly? iToilet? If so, I want it. lmao (Female, 25)

    • 25yrold

      lol and by iTolite you meant what exactly? iToilet? If so, I want it. lmao (Female, 25)

    • 25yrold

      lol and by iTolite you meant what exactly? iToilet? If so, I want it. lmao (Female, 25)

    • Andressguillen

      yeah thats exactly the reason why i got my iphone, because i just like owning something with the letter i to make me look cool.

      • Troll + Zombie = Trombie

        At least you admit it. Good for you.

    • becky

      um, I’m 26 and my husband is 24…all our friends are in their 20s…..the only person I know who doesn’t have android and is stuck on iphone would be my 54 yr old dad. what the hell are you talking about and what phone does your 47 yr old ass have?

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what I was saying!

    • mike

      your retarded i dont even own an iphone and im saying your retarded……

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  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    If Apple let all carriers have an iphone I’m sure it would dominate the market. It’s just too easy to use even though itunes synching sucks.

    • Anonymous

      What the heck are you talking about?! Have you ever experienced an iphone and a high end android phone? There isn’t even a competition…android eats apples for breakfast.

  • Ivanhny

    I can see Verizon upping the monthly cost to around 150 to 170 a month to own an iphone, they can be very greedy. No wonder they want to shut out the competition.

  • snoopyalien24

    Everybody always talks garbage saying the iPhone is always going to destroy android. Lets just say that oh i don’t know… the nexus one came out on all the carriers, and was the only android device we could get, I’d say that it sell a whole lot. Why cant any android device out sell an iPhone? Because since there are too many to choose from, then we can just choose what our hearts’ desire – plain and simple. Everybody with android had a nexus one – wow – that would destroy :D

  • Snoopyalien24

    Everybody always talks garbage saying the iPhone is always going to destroy android. Lets just say that oh i don’t know… the nexus one came out on all the carriers, and was the only android device we could get, I’d say that it sell a whole lot. Why cant any android device out sell an iPhone? Because since there are too many to choose from, then we can just choose what our hearts’ desire – plain and simple. Everybody with android had a nexus one – wow – that would destroy :D

  • Kvnwatkins

    well I have seen both type of fanboy both are equally sad but i have a android htc evo -_- not with sprint though
    I got to test a iphone i heard its good but the screen was to small compared to the evo the features. . . . ahh i got lazy nvm lol

    • k-mack

      fanboy is a person not a phone. i hope you are not saying that a fan of android or iphone is sad, especially if you have an evo on sprint.

  • Ghuayu

    The truth is between android and IOS is a big differences. Personally I do have ATT and tmobile at the same time , I have to tell you I love my G2 way better than my iPhone 4 because of the Os and also IOS doesn’t even support the flash format . With some many restriction from Apple. And android just outperform than IOS way further. And the only reason I got the iPhone just because of the looks and style nothing else. I won’t purchase another iPhone instead will purchase another android liked mytouch 4 G.

  • TangoPapa

    I hope Verizon gets an exclusivity on the iPhone… I can see Tmobile climbing fast to number 2 if Verizon makes this move. Sprint has really nothing on T-Mobile and AT&T is on a decline, add the fact that iPhone will no longer be with AT&T and that means sharp decrease in users on AT&T network. Sprint’s system will clog itself with or without the iphone4 so I can realistically see Tmobile jump to #2.

    Only time will tell how Verizon’s network will handle the big jump in data usage. With higher costs (one of Tmobile’s best features) it makes T-Mobile’s android line up that much more appealing. T-mobile is doing good, keep attacking AT&T, let Sprint remain quiet on the sidelines, and allow Verizon to over bloat itself.

    Plus I think I’ll enjoy my HSPA+ better without the Iphone4 clogging up my network! :)

  • George

    Who need the crappy iphone anyway, no seriously, compared with what android 2.3 gives us, plus the specs of the Nexus S? give me a break!!!!

  • George

    BTW, if verizon gets the iphone, it’s gonna be he mistake #2 for apple, after the first one when they partnered up with at&t, sorry verison fans but your provider sucks hard!