Verizon Shares 'Any Apps, Any Device' Specifics
Mar 19, 2008, 1:23 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Verizon Wireless hosted developers at a conference and revealed details for creating, certifying and distributing mobile hardware that can access Verion's network. The process includes building a device, submitting it for testing, receiving a pass/fail notice, and then registering the device with Verizon. Verizon will charge a fee for devices to be tested, but says the process will take less than four weeks and the technical requirements will be based on industry standards. Once devices are certified, the developers are responsible for marketing, selling and supporting the devices on their own. Devices can be sold at retail and activated by the end user online. Developers can also choose to buy voice and data services at wholesale from Verizon and then re-sell them to end users under their own brand name. Either way, customers will not have to sign contracts with Verizon Wireless, will not be subject to early termination fees, and will be free to download whatever applications and services their new device supports. All billing will be handled online. Verizon expects to have the testing procedures in place by the end of this month, with devices certified and running on the network in the second half of 2008.
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