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Verizon to Open Access to Apps and Devices Next Year

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Nov 27, 2007, 8:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Nov 27, 2007, 11:15 AM

Today Verizon Wireless announced that it will officially allow customers to use any compatible device - not just those available directly from Verizon - on its network beginning next year. Verizon said it will publish technical standards that hardware developers can use to create devices for its network. Any device that meets the minimum standards will be tested and certified in Verizon's lab. Any certified device will be activated for customers who wish to use them. Such devices will be able to offer software and applications not offered by Verizon. Verizon will be offering this new level of flexibility country-wide by the end of 2008. Verizon's existing retail sales model will remain in place, and customers will continue to be able to purchase Verizon handsets and services as they do today.

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What's Verizon's goal in doing this? sckoisks17 Nov 30, 2007, 10:19 AM
does this mean... carlsberg Nov 27, 2007, 1:05 PM
A day late and a dollar short pauldg Nov 27, 2007, 9:10 AM
The missed point Kagehiru Nov 27, 2007, 11:09 AM
hahahah that will never happen HEKNOWS Nov 28, 2007, 1:46 PM
E816? bofis Nov 27, 2007, 10:27 AM
  • Re: E816? by LordObento   Nov 27, 2007, 12:44 PM
    • Re: E816? by Wireless Buddy   Nov 27, 2007, 7:44 PM
      • Re: E816? by Master0fursinz   Nov 27, 2007, 10:31 PM
        • Re: E816? by Wireless Buddy   Nov 28, 2007, 5:58 AM
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check this out bigdaddyjay Nov 27, 2007, 5:52 PM
Big Whoop supesguy Nov 28, 2007, 5:11 AM
Yeeeeaaahhh.... Riiiight LordObento Nov 27, 2007, 9:07 AM
I doubt the cost of testing will be on the consumer MidnightDT Nov 27, 2007, 12:00 PM
The key to this is the nationwide plans SCTelephoneMan Nov 27, 2007, 11:48 AM
It's official!! Cellenator Nov 27, 2007, 10:19 AM
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