Sunday, July 18, 2010

  The long awaited LTE network from Verizon seems to be on the horizon. (sorry). This fact sheet has speeds increasing by a substantial market. Its been long rumored that Verizon will roll the LTE network in 30 cities in 2010 and will be a big competitor for Sprints 4G service. Now lets not for get the iPhone. Let the fanboys rejoice!

Nix Nexus

                Recently Andy Rubin stated on Google Blog that the Nexus One will no longer be sold in North America; store and site. This news comes after poor sales as Google tried a new method of selling their self branded phones in-house.  Vodafone in the UK and KI in Korea will still sell the phones on their networks. The Nexus One, at launch, was not subsidized and available for all carriers. In the end consumers proved that they rather have a hands on with the product they will pay a month’s rent for. Nexus One should be available on second hand or on Google’s site while supplies last. 

More Bars In More Places?

As of late the Apple antennae gate has consumed most front pages of mobile websites. Release of a band for the iPhone 4 to soften the blow of Consumer Reports. Last a OS update that made your bars more "accurate". Apple changing bars saying it was not correct all along. Remember the marketing campaign "More bars in more places"? Isn't this a direct contradiction? Now we all know, or should know, that bars on cellular devices are unreliable. So to make an entire marketing plan behind something that is not accurate seems a bit deceptive. To have most of your buyers, who are not in the know, believe you have the best network is outrages. Even lower is to hide behind the antenna issue. To have Apple hold a press conference without as much as an appearance or a press release showing support for the company that made you so much. Verizon rumors linger. You will lose if/when Verizon has the iPhone. A better network with more towers that does not have to lie about how their coverage. I honestly believe that ATT decided to code the bars of reception to show more from less. The blatant disregard for customer. The infamous iPad email problem. Slowly laying in bed with HTC and Android as a backup encased. This company for lack of a better work sucks. Your customers won't forget how you've treated them when you were on top. ATT will lose about 25% of their customers the second they lose their Apple exclusivity.