An Apple deal with Wal-Mart to sell iPhone would “significantly increase the number of people who desire to own an iPhone [or an iPod touch]. Obviously, this is not aimed at expanding Apple’s presence in the business community [not aimed at the Blackberry market], but instead, Joe-6-Pack [or is that Joe the plumber?]. In the unfortunate event that the potential buyer just signed a contract with another cell carrier, they could be cross-sold an iPod Touch – at Wal-Mart,” Bapcha blogs for Seeking Alpha.
“People who were intrigued by the Android platform – which Google tried to promote using ‘amateurish’ videos on GoogTube knowing full well that they were competing with Apple’s slick advertisement campaigns – watched the ‘Android Chronicles’ in despair. They were appalled at the G1-Phone’s clunky feel, that it did not look as cool as the iPhone, and a not so significantly cheaper $179 price tag (albeit with only a one year contract with T-mobile, which has the sparsest network in the USA). These issues make it almost impossible for all – except the most die-hard Android fan – to like the G1-Phone,” Bapcha writes.
“The Apple-WalMart deal will deliver a death blow to the still young G1-Phone/Android platform,” Bapcha writes.
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