Google Phone addendum

December 13, 2009 in Technology

CrunchGear may be focusing on the hardware, I'm going to focus on the competition: the most salient outcome of Google's decision not to partner with a carrier is that people will be able to discriminate among carriers based on network quality rather than phone features.

This is big (though lest I sound hypocritical, I dont think it has anything to do with Google per se). If I didn't have to contend with AT&T's awful NYC coverage, I would be back to Verizon in a second - but my iPhone requires me to put up with it. So, interestingly, it puts the focus back on network quality - where it should be.

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