In case you somehow missed the announcement; iPhone and Verizon will be teaming up to provide their services in what we can only assume will be the first of several signs of the coming apocalypse. As disgruntled AT&T users weigh their options on whether to jump ship, and hoards of Verizon clones anxiously await the release, I began to ponder my own smartphone decision. Being a Verizon customer who can upgrade in October, do I continue with my Android? Get an iPhone? Check out the likely-soon-to-come Windows Phone 7? Screw it all and go back to Blackberry? It begged the question:
Is it too little, too late for iPhone and Verizon? Did this ship sail? Will “The Network” crumble under the bandwidth of new iPhone users? Are you planning to get an iPhone on Verizon?
I know this applies more to US readers, but I’m curious if this deal should perhaps have been a bigger thing a few years ago, or if iPhone still has a big enough draw to warrant the wow-factor it did in the past? Personally, I am just not as excited for the iPhone as I am for Windows Phone 7 (or 8, whatever iteration Verizon ultimately ends up getting); perhaps it’s the gamer in me more psyched about Xbox Live integration, but I just feel the iPhone is now “Been there, done that.”
ChaCha.com responds: “There will always be customers for different markets. It’s not too late.”
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