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Verizon Wireless Sued Over V710 Bluetooth Limitations

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Top message:  Why sue when you can switch? by pcrisp07   Jan 17, 2005, 1:45 PM

Replying to:  Re: Why sue when you can switch? by maokh   Jan 17, 2005, 3:06 PM

Re: Why sue when you can switch?

by BigPhony    Jan 17, 2005, 3:30 PM

So Vzw is blaming BREW now. A likely story. Vzw could find a way to enable Bluetooth if it wanted to. How do others do it? And does this mean the promised "at some point in the future" V710 software upgrade is just marketing happy talk? Wouldn't it conflict with it's BREW contract as well?

The answer to the subject line's question is sue and switch. The two actions aren't mutually exclusive. A message needs to be sent that no one company should have the right to manipulate emerging technology standards to make a nickle. Had Vzw advertised limited Bluetooth on the V710, it wouldn't have sold nearly as well. Instead they exploited Bluetooth's positive PR, and bait and switched in order to lure contracted revenue and sell phones.

Vzw can raise it's rates to pay for this suit and make it's competition look that much better. Vzw is being punished for it's greed. It's business model needs to change.

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