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Largest Phone Selection?

Bear63

Dec 7, 2009, 4:20 PM
Recent ATT ads state that they have the largest phone selection, yet the app is only for iPhone. Are the majority of the phones on their network iPhones or are they going to release apps for their other phones?
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bluecoyote

Dec 7, 2009, 4:22 PM
3 out of 4 new activations on their network are iPhones. They may likely release it for other phones in the future, but pretty much every other smartphone platform on AT&T is dying anyway (like it is on other carriers as well.)
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SprintCC

Dec 7, 2009, 4:39 PM
I wouldn't say all other smart phones are dying away. Android is working well on any carrier and we'll always have Blackberry.
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bluecoyote

Dec 7, 2009, 5:26 PM
Android is just Win-Mo again only this time with SOME interest from its developer- it's re-heating brands and manufacturers who will eventually die with an OS too fragmented to ever become good. Despite the hype, there isn't a single Android device that I'd say actually works well and there likely never will be.

Blackberry is crashing hard and fast :-(. VZW gave up on it.
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xanadul14619

Dec 7, 2009, 5:28 PM
I have the moto droid....and its the best phone ive ever seen on verison...and even if i was on AT&T i would still pick this over the iphone...i think the future of android is bright....
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HawkeyeOC

Dec 7, 2009, 5:34 PM
xanadul14619 said:
I have the moto droid....and its the best phone ive ever seen on verison...and even if i was on AT&T i would still pick this over the iphone...i think the future of android is bright....


Bluecoyote only speaks Apple...he doesn't know anyother language nor does he care Laughing
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SprintCC

Dec 7, 2009, 7:58 PM
Blackberry is dying? Have you spoken to any business cell phone users? Like it or not, the enterprise server is a necessity for many people wearing suits to work every day.

Verizon has far from given up on the Blackberry- the Storm 2 is proof of that. The fact that AT&T offers a wide range of RIM devices and that Sprint is already talking about the next Curve is proof that the BB is still rolling strong.
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bluecoyote

Dec 8, 2009, 1:34 PM
Look at their profit margins- they're evaporating into nothing. If you follow the market trends, this is the same death spiral the ubiquitous RAZR had.
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AshDizzle

Dec 8, 2009, 1:47 PM
bluecoyote said:
Look at their profit margins- they're evaporating into nothing. If you follow the market trends, this is the same death spiral the ubiquitous RAZR had.


Evaporating into nothing is a ridiculous statement. RIM still has a very decent share value and a good hold on the market. Take a look at historical stock values on Motorola and RIM, they are not following suit.
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bluecoyote

Dec 8, 2009, 1:39 PM
Saying it's the best phone on Verizon is like calling it "the best Yugo ever!" VZW simply doesn't have any good phones.

The Droid is too slow, the hardware is terrible - neither keyboard works as well as an iPhone's, and multitasking is more of a boat anchor performance wise than anything useful.

(full disclosure, my two main phones are an iPhone and a Pre)
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HawkeyeOC

Dec 7, 2009, 5:32 PM
bluecoyote said:
Android is just Win-Mo again only this time with SOME interest from its developer- it's re-heating brands and manufacturers who will eventually die with an OS too fragmented to ever become good. Despite the hype, there isn't a single Android device that I'd say actually works well and there likely never will be.

Blackberry is crashing hard and fast :-(. VZW gave up on it.


Verizon giving up on Blackberries???
Android is just win-mo???

I wan't what you are smoking Laughing
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HawkeyeOC

Dec 7, 2009, 5:24 PM
bluecoyote said:
but pretty much every other smartphone platform on AT&T is dying anyway (like it is on other carriers as well.)


Maybe dying on AT&T, but your logic doesn't support this on other carriers. Smartphones have exploded in popularity.
To say that other platforms are dying on other carriers implies that the smartphone market is shrinking everywhere else but AT&T...not true Laughing
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bluecoyote

Dec 7, 2009, 5:27 PM
Verizon Wireless gave up on the pitching the Blackberry, Sprint is doing well with the Pre (but it's not on AT&T or anywhere else), and Android isn't good enough to go anywhere (see Windows Mobile.)
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HawkeyeOC

Dec 7, 2009, 5:41 PM
bluecoyote said:
Verizon Wireless gave up on the pitching the Blackberry, Sprint is doing well with the Pre (but it's not on AT&T or anywhere else), and Android isn't good enough to go anywhere (see Windows Mobile.)


The Droid was a big introduction for them so it must share time with RIM products.

The rest of your post is very entertaining Laughing I know your the iphones greatest fan, and thats ok but the propaganda you spread about other products to hype the iphone up as you do is just propaganda
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SprintCC

Dec 7, 2009, 8:31 PM
I don't get these posts at all. The iPhone is OK. I have one... and I regret it. I personally will be rolling back into Blackberry as soon as I have the opportunity. But then, that's just me.

Have you been in a Verizon store recently? It looks like a RIM showroom. They're far from giving up on the Blackberry- they just finally have something else to talk about.

Android is nothing like WinMo. The Android platform is solid, it has the backing of one of the biggest names in the computer world, and it actually has customers excited. I know Sprint is being bombarded by calls about the Android calls, and every Verizon employee I've talked to says the same thing.
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bluecoyote

Dec 7, 2009, 9:59 PM
I made the switch from Blackberry to iPhone to Android back to iPhone/Pre. You may think fondly of the Blackberry but after a few days with the Bold the platform is simply too dated by 2009 standards- I'd hesitantly recommend Android over it...

Android is awful. I wouldn't call the platform solid in the least unless it's being compared to WinMo/Palm from 2002- yes it's better than those, but the "dialer app" should n-e-v-e-r crash.
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Menno

Dec 7, 2009, 10:32 PM
only thing I had crash on my phone (unstable beta apps not withstanding) is my browser. It's happened once.
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bluecoyote

Dec 7, 2009, 9:49 PM
Rolling Eyes
No doubt I'm an iPhone and Pre fan- they're excellent phones in a sea of crap.

The Storm last year was a big introduction for them and let's be honest, VZW isn't giving squat about it (no surprise as it's awful.) VZW is spending big bucks to generate interest in their phones.
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