“Like most analysts, Kaufman Bros. Shaw Wu believes Apple will eventually end its exclusive relationship with AT&T and give the iPhone to other U.S. carriers — by 2011, most likely, and perhaps as early as this fall,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “But unlike most analysts, who are rooting for Verizon he believes T-Mobile will be the next carrier to get the device.”
In a note to clients, he ticks off the reasons:
• Like AT&T, T-Mobile runs a GSM network, although on different frequencies.
• Apple needs another carrier to compete with Google in the U.S.
• Verizon isn’t the only show in town
P.E.D. reports, “Says Wu: ‘It is notable that signing up both T-Mobile and Sprint would almost be the equivalent of signing Verizon.'”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]