open those wallets, qualcomm is at your door building their monopoly. The war was never about superior tech or standards, it was about deep pockets and huge corporate / gov handshakes. the consumer loses.
If people had doubts about the longevity of LTE as the replacement to GSM and other network technology, this might just hammer that point home. It's expensive to transition a whole infrastructure to a new technology - unless you know it's going to be around.