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AT&T lost

pookie2531

Oct 28, 2009, 1:31 PM
The iPhone exclusivity will no longer be an issue with Verizon Wireless. Look for them to lock up a deal just as long as AT&T has.
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andy2373

Oct 28, 2009, 1:51 PM
pookie2531 said:
The iPhone exclusivity will no longer be an issue with Verizon Wireless. Look for them to lock up a deal just as long as AT&T has.

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If your trying to say VZW will have an exclusivity deal with the Moto Droid a GSM version has already been seen going through the FCC.
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TheChampIsHere

Oct 28, 2009, 1:53 PM
Well since VZ does have both, it could very well be that they are getting the gsm version also
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stephen5688

Oct 28, 2009, 1:56 PM
Verizon does not use GSM ๐Ÿ™„
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TheChampIsHere

Oct 28, 2009, 1:58 PM
the storm is a gsm phone
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stephen5688

Oct 28, 2009, 2:02 PM
It is for when you go over seas you can still use your phone, cause the rest of the world is GSM, that is the standard. Verizon DOES NOT use GSM.
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TheChampIsHere

Oct 28, 2009, 2:03 PM
but it does have gsm capbilities and can run off a gsm network so as I was saying they can be getting a gsm version of it also to be used the same way as the storm is being used. And yes I know vz doesnt operate on the GSM network
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BKS3

Oct 28, 2009, 2:24 PM
Just to clarify "champ", VZW does not use gsm. All of their handsets that support gsm support international bands only not AT&Ts 850/1900. The Droid has gone through the FCC rocking AT&T compatible 850/1900 GSM/UMTS frequencies w/o any CDMA on board. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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Azeron

Oct 28, 2009, 3:15 PM
You are wrong. The Storm and Tour both support GSN 800 and 1900 because some South American nations use those frequencies. They are locked to the U.S. but can (and have) been unlocked to use on U.S. carriers.
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VZW611LA

Oct 28, 2009, 5:38 PM
Yes, but AT&T is not getting it. It will be for Canada or something. Verizon has this phone for 6+ months.

AT&T is slacking now, haha!

Verizon will release 15 new phones from yesterday until the end of December.
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techcrunch82

Nov 3, 2009, 1:35 PM
Sorry fanboy troll, but Att is getting the droid, as well as Sprint. Sprint and Att launch is set for end of first quarter is 2010. I dont understand when someone gives you proof that The FCC approved the phone for Att, that you still cant just accept that and move on! Motorolas work better on Att anyways, just as most LGs work better on Verizon. That is a fact troll.
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djroggen

Oct 28, 2009, 5:30 PM
actually with their new LTE network set to be worked in in 2010 they will have sim cards that will drive the phones so i would assume it would be a gsm based service then.
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Azeron

Oct 28, 2009, 9:21 PM
Where do people get the idea that LTE is GSM? It isn't.
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VZW611LA

Oct 28, 2009, 5:36 PM
Yes and No.

They run Unicel, Alltel, and Cellular One of KY GSM networks for other GSM networks to Roam on. Verizon does not offer service tho on them.
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Azeron

Oct 28, 2009, 2:02 PM
Give it up already. Verizon would not commission a GSM only device and I doubt that Google would limit any device to one carrier. It flies in the face of their professed open culture.
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TheChampIsHere

Oct 28, 2009, 2:11 PM
you do have a point on android limiting to one carrier. i believe the iphone is the only true "os" thats limited to one carrier, (even though the os and the hardware are ran under the same exclusivity contract). It doesnt make alot of sense why as a company you would want to have your OS be limited to one provider or even 1 handset manufacturer
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andy2373

Oct 28, 2009, 2:26 PM
TheChampIsHere said:
Well since VZ does have both, it could very well be that they are getting the gsm version also

Dude you missed it. What I meant is that there's already another version for GSM carriers. Not a GSM version for VZW, that wouldn't make any sense. ๐Ÿคจ
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TheChampIsHere

Oct 28, 2009, 2:50 PM
so it would more thank likely be for t-mob since AT&T isnt part of the open handset alliance or could be just an unlocked one straight from the manufacturer
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andy2373

Oct 28, 2009, 3:00 PM
Actually the specs I saw were running ATT's 3G bands.
But there is an opinion that it wasn't for the US market. Which wouldn't make any sense, why would it be going through the FCC if it wasn't going to be available in the US? ๐Ÿ˜•
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TheChampIsHere

Oct 28, 2009, 3:06 PM
yeah that doesnt make sense, well hey its the US government you know they want their hands in EVERYTHING lol
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bluecoyote

Oct 28, 2009, 4:18 PM
And the Voyager?

Android is likely always going to lag behind the iPhone as an overall package- the best it can hope for is Number Two as opposed to Number Three where it currently sits. Let's be honest, every single Android phone up to this point has been garbage compared to the iPhone and Palm Pre.

The best Verizon can hope for is to keep their customers from jumping ship by claiming AT&T's network is worse. "You won't be able to get calls if you switch! Trust us!" .

Then they'll keep introducing devices that seem better "IT HAS A 5MP CAMERA WOW! Same crappy noisy picture but with MORE PIXELS and an LED FLASH!" until eventually they switch to LTE and pick up the iPhone.
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Menno

Oct 28, 2009, 6:26 PM
every android up to this point was also released on a small carrier.

The Voyager is a media phone, it was marketed as a touch screen phone for people (parents) who didn't want to cough up the Data cost and $600 for the original iphone.

The storm was touted as the first touch screen blackberry, but unlike the Droid, none of the adds compared it directly to the iphone.

The Droid is the FIRST phone that verizon (or really any carrier) is marketing as a "Iphone contender" because it is a multimedia smartphone (not a business one).

Is it going to top iphone sales? No, and it doesn't need to. Phones like this are just trying to do what the original iphone did, show customer that there was more to their phone than "more of the same....
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bluecoyote

Oct 28, 2009, 8:51 PM
RIM and Verizon marketed it directly as an iPhone competitor, mentioning it by name in their ads. (Specifically the "I wish I hadn't bought my iPhone" ads)

Also check your facts, iTunes has been DRM free for over a year now.

Also regarding AT&T, they have better service right here and during my entire commute than Verizon. Not everywhere, but here it's night and day- full bars vs. 1 with VZW.
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Menno

Oct 28, 2009, 9:05 PM
apps (the big selling point of the iphone) are locked to that phone, like most other models, but that's the main selling point of the phone. With other models, a user might download a dozen apps (if that), with an iphone, you typically download (and purchase) quite a bit more.

And I know apple is DRM free now, but that does nothing for the customer's (like me) who have hundreds of DRM protected songs. Yes, if I paid apple even more money, they would let me change them out so I could get another player, but asking me to cough up well over 100 dollars to use my music in the device I want is a big pill to swallow.

On top of that, you have the "me too" effect where people buy an iphone because others have it. Don't get me wrong, it's a ...
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hkphooey

Oct 28, 2009, 7:57 PM
Simple minded are we?

What you FAIL to realize is that the Storm is just ONE phone from RIM.

Currently RIM controls 40% of the smartphone market.
Apple....only 20%

The Droid is only the first phone with Android 2.0, there will be more on all carriers (not to mention the Android phones that are 1.5 and 1.6 currently on the market.

Android itself will quickly catch and then surpass sales of the iPhone since people will have choice.

THINK DIFFERENT...isn't that what Apple says? People who choose NOT to buy iPhones ARE thinking different. You iPhone fanboys are like a cult...trying to convert everyone to your iPhone ways.... so what if you love your iPhone? No one gives a sh!t, stop trying to evangelize that phone.
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STEELRIK

Oct 28, 2009, 8:18 PM
Youre right the iPod touch is the best ๐Ÿ™‚ .....wait! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ......are you talking about the iphone or the iPod touch? ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿ˜• well, there's no difference, both of them are not suited to be called smartphones, the iphone its just an iPod trying to be a phone, when it really its not a phone, will the Madtv video of the iPhone.

The iphone does everything but you cant use it for making calls ,lol ๐Ÿคฃ .
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bluecoyote

Oct 28, 2009, 8:54 PM
Ever notice how laggy they are? The Droid will change that, but Android is going to suffer the same fate as Windows Mobile- a bunch of awesome specs packaged together that don't work all too well.

RIM controls 40% of the smartphone market, Nokia controls about 60, but one critical point you overlook is that they're shrinking heavily (Nokia moreso than RIM.) So your point is invalid.

Android's only success will come from WinMo Converts.

And before you think I'm evangelizing the iPhone: name a better phone currently sold. Go ahead.
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ygbhen

Oct 28, 2009, 9:17 PM
Most of the other carrier fanboys really don't get it. They look at spec sheets and say wow but when the device is used they say ugh. That is why iPhone is so good. It may lack some features but the overall experience of the phone and its overall usability is almost flawless. That is what Apple does. Their products are the most user friendly on the market. I know too many people who have the iPhone and cannot live without it. Its not that they just want to have the IT phone, its that the device does almost everything well and leaves a great impression on them. We live in SE Texas so coverage is great, so that argument does not fly down here. Being the owner of a TP2, I can honestly tell you that playing with my friends iPhone is 100...
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Azeron

Oct 28, 2009, 9:30 PM
Wonderful! I'm still going to wait on an iphone on Verizon.
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Azeron

Oct 28, 2009, 9:23 PM
"until eventually they switch to LTE and pick up the iPhone..."

The only part of your post that I care about.
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BBuser4l

Oct 29, 2009, 6:19 AM
That's real talk! I had the first Storm 9530, and sold it quickly.
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