Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Verizon opens up network for Other wireless Phones and Applications

After even taking FCC to court to stop open spectrum, Verizon is announcing, and being the first to do so, that it will open up their wireless network for phones and software not sold by Verizon.
I think all these people are challenged by yet to come Google Phone and the Android.
Only last week that Verizon's president and CEO, Lowell McAdam, said when asked about the Google Phone. "For example, what if malware infected an Android-equipped phone and started relaying your exact location to a stalker?"
So now it is good to be stalked? Mr. McAdam? Perhaps he will have better security! according the guidelines minimum requirements for joining network need to be met.
But I welcome this gesture by Verizon. The path all the networks should be following. They only need to look at Europe. I do not think that profits are any lower but happy users on your network.
Number three and four networks, Sprint and T-Mobile are already exploring Google Android phone platform and might be open soon. AT&T is still busy with iPhone and might join the flow when it decides it is good!
Looks like 2008 will be an interesting year for communications.
Verizon news release.


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