AT&T to Alter Feature Phone App Strategy with BREW
BREW needs to die
For all people on sites like this like to complain about how "locked down" Brew phones are, the average consumer is insanely happy when they find out they can configure their new ...
"Get It Now" is one of the lamest things I've ever seen. At least they're keeping Java virtual machine.
Introducing "Pay-Us-Now!" Only from Verizon Wireless, We never stop billing for you"
AT&....... Oh wait... Is this the new Verizon?
I think the let's lock everything down strategy worked when phones were far lower performance, but now it's getting much harder.
AT&T selected Android Market as the exclusive source for applications because it forces developers to be accountable for the apps they submit. If the Android community has issues with an app, the app can be flagged and removed. This minimizes the risk of malicious apps harming customers and provides more protection to the customer's private data stored on the phone.
per http://i.engadget.com/2010/07/01/atandt-expla ins-basically-ignores-criticism-for-locking-d own-andr/