“The Storm may have hit the horizon much too late. The iPhone is remarkably popular and has had relatively few glitches which would drive buyers to another brand. In many ways, the iPhone is the perfect device,” Douglas A. McIntyre writes for 24/7 Wall Street. “Who does not want a phone from the perfect company run by Steve Jobs, the perfect CEO?”
MacDailyNews Take: Wiseass, as usual.
McIntyre continues, “Overcoming myth and legend may be beyond the marketing and financial prowess of even a company as large and well-heeled as Verizon.”
“There is an excellent chance that Verizon will rue the day that it did not pay the Apple the extortion money to get the iPhone,” McIntyre. “In a market when smartphone sales may be pulled down by the recession, having the second best product will not be nearly enough.”
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RIM’s Storm isn’t even second best. The honor of being the distant second best to iPhone is currently held by T-Mobile’s Google G1 phone which has garnered, uh, less worse reviews than RIM’s click-hungry brick.
And one man’s “extortion money” is another’s rightful reward for paradigm-destroying innovation.
Regardless of his attitude, the bottom line is that McIntyre’s right (for once): Verizon will rue the day that it blew the chance to exclusively carry Apple’s revolutionary iPhone in the U.S. In fact, we’re certain that they already do as evidenced by their unending and quixotic quest to find a fake iPhone (Prada, Voyager, Glyde, Storm, etc.) with which they can attempt to fool the ignorant.