Verizon CEO skirts iPhone questions, dismisses Windows Phone ‘07

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam “skirted questions regarding collaboration with Apple,” Electronista reports. “The executive reiterated his previous comments that business interests of both companies will eventually align, but he ‘can’t say’ whether an iPhone will be one of the devices available for the LTE launch, according to an interview with CNET.”

“When asked about the chances of a Windows Phone 7 device arriving on Verizon’s network in the near future, McAdam’s response took a more dismissive tone while maintaining secrecy over the company’s upcoming handset offerings,” Electronista reports. “‘We like our relationship with Microsoft,’ he said. ‘But clearly in the US there are three major mobile operating systems: RIM, Google, and Apple.’ The executive went on to admit that Verizon does not see Microsoft as a major player in mobile anymore. ‘Microsoft is not at the forefront of our mind,’ he added.”

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59 Comments

  1. RIM is the ONLY phone maker that has same devices on ALL carriers in the US. All other mobile phones in the US market are exclusive to some or other carrier. Every single one of them — just like the iPhone.

  2. RIM is the ONLY phone maker that has same devices on ALL carriers in the US. All other mobile phones in the US market are exclusive to some or other carrier. Every single one of them — just like the iPhone.

  3. If you actually think apple is worried about stopping android sales don’t you think they would have done something already. Like buy out their contract. Apple has never been worried about the guy directly, they know they are the ones to beat. They have all the momentum. I don’t think they would make the iPod touch if they didn’t feel they need to make something for those who can’t get an iPhone.

  4. If you actually think apple is worried about stopping android sales don’t you think they would have done something already. Like buy out their contract. Apple has never been worried about the guy directly, they know they are the ones to beat. They have all the momentum. I don’t think they would make the iPod touch if they didn’t feel they need to make something for those who can’t get an iPhone.

  5. Here’s a thought. For Verizon, getting the iPhone is the end of V-cast and their other subscriptions, and nickle & dime revenue streams. Apple is likely to require and get the same deal that it has with ATT in regards to the branding and use of the phone. There may be some wiggle room for the subsidies, but basically it will be an Apple product with no Verizon branding and no Verizon control over the operating system and applications. By agreeing to this, the other handset manufacturers will likely demand the same and equal treatment, or at least the option for the same. Many may continue to offer branded phones for Verizon if the kickback is favorable. In any event, life is about to change for Verizon. Saddly, it may also mean increased fees or tiering on the data.

  6. Here’s a thought. For Verizon, getting the iPhone is the end of V-cast and their other subscriptions, and nickle & dime revenue streams. Apple is likely to require and get the same deal that it has with ATT in regards to the branding and use of the phone. There may be some wiggle room for the subsidies, but basically it will be an Apple product with no Verizon branding and no Verizon control over the operating system and applications. By agreeing to this, the other handset manufacturers will likely demand the same and equal treatment, or at least the option for the same. Many may continue to offer branded phones for Verizon if the kickback is favorable. In any event, life is about to change for Verizon. Saddly, it may also mean increased fees or tiering on the data.

  7. Once again, . . . I see Android as the phone “for all the rest.” Apple can’t have the entire market for smart-phones, and probably doesn’t even want it. But Android seems to be absolutely squeezing MS from the mobile scene.

    All these Verizon iPhone musings still seem distant to me, considering Verizon’s need to cripple their devices and monopolize their app markets. I don’t see a CDMA phone either, unless its tandem with an LTE backup.
    So all these rumors only hurt the people waiting for an iPhone on Verizon, . . . and maybe Android’s chances that they may lose patience and buy an Android phone.
    That’s right, . . . the only people being really hurt by these rumors are loyal Verizon customers.

    That might clue you in on how Verizon cares about them.

  8. Once again, . . . I see Android as the phone “for all the rest.” Apple can’t have the entire market for smart-phones, and probably doesn’t even want it. But Android seems to be absolutely squeezing MS from the mobile scene.

    All these Verizon iPhone musings still seem distant to me, considering Verizon’s need to cripple their devices and monopolize their app markets. I don’t see a CDMA phone either, unless its tandem with an LTE backup.
    So all these rumors only hurt the people waiting for an iPhone on Verizon, . . . and maybe Android’s chances that they may lose patience and buy an Android phone.
    That’s right, . . . the only people being really hurt by these rumors are loyal Verizon customers.

    That might clue you in on how Verizon cares about them.

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