“Verizon has offered its subscribers the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Incredible — arguably the strongest Android offerings on the market — but still it’s the Apple iPhone they want,” Michelle Maisto reports for eWeek.
MacDailyNews Take: They probably want a touchscreen that works properly.
Maisto reports, “While a May 4 ChangeWave survey found Verizon Wireless subscribers to be the most satisfied in the mobile industry — with 49 percent calling themselves ‘very satisfied,’ compared to 35 percent of Sprint Nextel customers, 23 percent of T-Mobile customers and 23 percent from the AT&T crowd — more than half are interested in a smartphone that they currently don’t have access to.”
“Among the combined Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers surveyed, 49 percent said they’d be ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ likely to buy an iPhone, should one become available on those networks,” Maisto reports. “Among Verizon customers alone, that figure rose to 53 percent. ‘In sum, the survey results show an unprecedented level of pent-up demand for the iPhone among Verizon subscribers,’ states the report. ‘If Verizon were ever to offer the iPhone, the evidence points to it having a profound and likely transformational impact on the industry.'”
Full article here.