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Comments on news posted 2007-12-04 14:31:40: On the heels of last week's open access announcement, Verizon now says they're throwing their weight behind Google's Android OS and SDK, an open development platform aimed at generating content for mobile platforms with 3G wireless broadband in mind. ..



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

You need to pay attention to DEEDS not just WORDS...

Words are fine... but their DEEDS are really what shows their true intent. Anybody can say anything at anytime that sounds great--- and then never follow up on it.

pules

join:2001-01-10
Los Angeles, CA

Wow - awesome article

great post....pretty much summed up how I feel.

Thank you


en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA

Unlocked CDMA devices... ?

Wireless open access is nice, but don't think its going to be 'all that'.

1. Where are you going to find unlocked CDMA 1x/EVDO devices ?
2. What 'cost' is going to be associated with 'ceritification' for VWZ's network (I don't suspect they'll certify a portable bittorrent device).

What kind of wireless interface will Google be using ? GSM, CDMA, WiMAX, WiFi, or something else ?
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raw
War Eagle
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join:2001-01-17
Madison, AL

1 edit

Typo alert

Last paragraph, first sentence: "the baby tells tells" should read "the baby bells tells"

garmst

join:2000-09-17
New York, NY

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A good move

I am always surprised by how some can always ONLY see bad, suspicion, and evil in the face of apparently good news.

In the same manner the the iPhone has gathered a circle of raving manic followers who spend wireless bucks, VZ sees the Google platform as the second group of raving maniac groupies that will eagerly give VZ their wireless bucks to have a Google thingie.

VZ, like all (most) businesses, including me, are doing what they do to make money and a PROFIT! VZ is not here to give anything away without a buck coming back in return. They see "open" as equaling "money". That is progress.

Now, I look forward to my carrier SPRINT to "open" up a little bit.


FFH5
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Tavistock NJ
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said by garmst:

I am always surprised by how some can always ONLY see bad, suspicion, and evil in the face of apparently good news.
»The Verizon Wireless Open Access Love In
Verizon needs to prove their dedication to open access before getting the cookie. Were we the only ones to learn that in grade school?
Sounds like SOMEONE used to get his cookies stolen in grade school and it soured his views on life.
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booticon

join:2007-07-31
East Lyme, CT

I think it was Ballmer...

...that said that the Open Handset Alliance is just words on paper, but it'll mean a lot to a lot of people if Verizon ponies up and joins it.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to FFH5

Re: A good move

said by FFH5:

Sounds like SOMEONE used to get his cookies stolen in grade school and it soured his views on life.
Soured? Hardly. Realistic? You betcha.

I find that you have to guard your cookies vigilantly, or the Corporations will take them all away from you, and leave you naught but an empty jar...
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PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD

The Root Of The Skepticism

From the various postings so far, the root of the skepticism is entirely due to VZW's insistence on CDMA (as opposed to the more-common-outside-North America GSM). Except for *niche* handsets like the iPhone, there is little difference in terms of handset availability between GSM and CDMA realistically (both the RAZR and RAZR2 are available in both GSM and CDMA, for example). And *despite* the claims of AT&T (and before that, Cingular) to the contrary, I have not had an issue with dropped calls on VZW's network. (What's more, I have much greater coverage (and without needing to roam, either) on VZW's network.)


PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD
reply to en102

Re: Unlocked CDMA devices... ?

said by en102:

Wireless open access is nice, but don't think its going to be 'all that'.

1. Where are you going to find unlocked CDMA 1x/EVDO devices ?
2. What 'cost' is going to be associated with 'ceritification' for VWZ's network (I don't suspect they'll certify a portable bittorrent device).

What kind of wireless interface will Google be using ? GSM, CDMA, WiMAX, WiFi, or something else ?
Actually, you can buy unlocked CDMA Motorola handsets *today* directly from Motorola (»store.motorola.com). Their prices are the same as their unlocked GSM equivalents (much more expensive than the same handset with a plan). What's the *real* reason for the cost differences between GSM and CDMA versions of the *same handset*? And don't give me that *GSM is more prevalent so it's cheaper* guff, as right now the price differences for the same handset, whether GSM or CDMA, are less than five percent (in fact, in most cases, there's no price difference at all).


CosmicDebri
Still looking for intelligent life

join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL

sub heading

I just had to comment on how much I enjoyed the sub heading to the article:

Verizon: We Love Open Access. Why are you looking at us like that?

it brought a smile AND a chuckle...... hehe...
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