Laughable lines @ Vz iPhone launch
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I found it funny how they blame it on the whether, while here in FL tickets for the local fair caused more furor than the iPhone release...
I wonder if this whole shut down pre-sale was just a trick to make people believe that it was selling out... when in reality it's not....
2-Most retailers (A Majority of Verizon retail locations) currently don't have the device. This means that these customers either ordered online, or they're waiting until their store of choice gets the device before they buy it. Around here corp stores have a negative reputation, so customers go out of their way to avoid them.
3-Online sales are already backed out to the 18th, meaning online (the main warehouse) already sold out of their initial stock.
Most new phones back then came out for the back to school rush (august/september) or for Black friday (october/November) It's only recently that they had major device releases in the middle of the year.
Technically people can hold their upgrade, or get phones well after they're out, but the type of customer who buys a phone on LAUNCH DAY isn't that type of customer.
This past year it was the Droid2 global and Droidpro.
A lot can happen between now and the end of November. I will base whether I upgrade or not on how happy I am with my LG Ally.
2wks thus far, and I am very please with how the Ally is performing.
Fair to say the sale went well.
I don't think ATT is doomed, mainly because they started restructuring to become less dependent on the fruit months ago, but their rapid growth is over unless they come up with some new "must have phone/feature"
That's a good thing.
Why should I care if others use Android?
You spout off enough on these boards about how terrible it is that AT&T and VZW have such a huge near-duopoly (and I'm on your side 100%) that you should recognize the disastrous effects of having one smartphone ecosystem dominating the marketplace.
The marketplace needs a viable, similar smartphone alternative to iOS. Preferably two.
If Android dies, Apple gets a near-monopoly on the smartphone market because RIM, WebOS and WinPho7 can't put up a fight against the iTunes App Store- at least not for the next 18 months.
Whether you or I want one or not, Android needs to live. It needs to thrive. The best ...
If the only way Android can survive is by me degrading a competitor...
I would never suggest something so infantile.
Android is a good platform. It's not surviving on life support like Symbian. It's not going to survive because it's being propped up artificially by non-iPhone carriers. It's going to survive because it's a fabulous product that many people like. The only way that will change is if Apple out innovates them and they fail to adapt. Google is evolving fast enough to stay competitive- unlike WinMo, Symbian and RIM.
My point is only that the lack of a retail frenzy is real evidence that people are not leaving Android in droves just because Apple decided to make a CDMA...