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The chief executive of Verizon Wireless, Daniel Mead, refuted rumors that its launch of iPhone 4 had failed to meet the company's expectations, noting that it has never launched a more successful product.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Mead added that the lack of long lines greeting the new phone were not an indication of poor sales, but rather the result of successful online sales and an "intentional strategy aimed at spreading out the purchasing activity."

Some critics had mocked the lack of long lines greeting the iPhone 4 launch as "laughably short," as Dan Frommer of Silicon Alley Insider did on the day it went on sale at retail stores.

Mead countered that Verizon had intentionally staggered pre-orders to its existing customers a week ahead of the general launch online and at retail stores to avoid the kind of laughably long lines that Apple and AT&T generated last summer after their ordering systems melted down, forcing every customer who wanted the phone to visit retail stores.

"It was a conscious decision to spread the launch over three phases," Mead said, noting that 60 percent of the CDMA iPhones were sold online. "If we had not done online, you would have seen a much different flow in the pictures."

Verizon will double the number of stores selling the iPhone, from 4,000 to 8,000 outlets, over the next few days, but it will not be releasing iPhone sales numbers until it is due to report quarterly earnings.

LTE iPhone in the works

Mead also countered assumptions that Apple would be ignoring LTE just because it hasn't announced any vaporware pertaining to next generation networks.

"You'll see more coming from Apple on LTE," Mead said in the report. "They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it."

Mead added that Verizon will continue to "strongly support" RIM's Blackberry, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, and phones from Android licensees, despite its current heavy promotion of iPhone 4.

He also remarked that upon hearing about the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, he contacted Nokia's chief executive Stephen Elop to "congratulate him and express his interest in learning more about the company's plans," and stated that "Verizon is waiting to hear from Nokia on how to move forward."
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The Androidians will be very disappointed to hear this. LOL.

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The Androidians will be very disappointed to hear this. LOL.

Nah, you know how it goes. Fanbois can spin it anyway they want, doesn't matter who they are fans for.

So this would go something like, yeah, but no numbers is cause it was slack and they just don't want to make it seem bad.

BTW wasn't there some Apple smashing tablet that came out on Thursday, could barely hear it whimper on the newswire. It got rolled.

Not even by a product, just an i/o port. Then rolled doubly by something that wasn't even a tablet.

Then next week it gets triple rolled in what would appear to be a Mortal Kombat Finishing move.

By July it is going to be an awful state of affairs.

Poor bastards. Let em find something to grip on to.
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Until the numbers are released what he has to say means nothing. Of course he is going to say the iPhone launch was great.

Second if Android wasn't a major player in the game you poor bastards wouldn't be talking about it all the time.

I will only call Android a major player when ONE Android device topples any iOS device (including iPod Nano) in terms of consumer patronage. In the meantime Android is still a mere flash in the pan and can't win against iOS on one device.
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Until the numbers are released what he has to say means nothing. Of course he is going to say the iPhone launch was great.

Second if Android wasn't a major player in the game you poor bastards wouldn't be talking about it all the time.

Nah, if Android didn't exist, we'd have invented one.

It just happens to be the most convenient thing around, since it's the largest. It's persistent knocking off of Apple's ideas does seem to raise a few hackles, though.

And it's not like anyone (other than phone companies) is making a whole lot of money on it, esp. not Google..... when someone starts to see some actual returns, it'll be really interesting.
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Glad the Verizon iPhone 4 launch went well, and encouraged to hear that Apple's already focused on an LTE iPhone. iPhone 6, I imagine.

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Until the numbers are released what he has to say means nothing. Of course he is going to say the iPhone launch was great.

Second if Android wasn't a major player in the game you poor bastards wouldn't be talking about it all the time.

Android isn't a player, nor is Google. Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony are.

And none of them have released anything that has even dinted Apple.

But thanks for proving my point by actually writing the very thing I said you would.

It was surprising though that you didn't attack my intentionally fanboi crap on about the Xoom launch, it was such a lead in... guess that would mean.. nah, I've had my moment of fun.

Thanks for playing.
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Nah, if Android didn't exist, we'd have invented one.

It just happens to be the most convenient thing around, since it's the largest. It's persistent knocking off of Apple's ideas does seem to raise a few hackles, though.

And it's not like anyone (other than phone companies) is making a whole lot of money on it, esp. not Google..... when someone starts to see some actual returns, it'll be really interesting.

Does anyone even understand what the Android business model is for Google? They're giving it away and theoretically they're supposed to be making money from ad clicks or something like that. Are there any numbers being given on exactly how much revenue Google makes from Android ad clicks. Even carriers aren't making that much from Android since as you see, Verizon badly wanted the iPhone despite all the available Android smartphones. Motorola is using free Android exclusively. Do they seem to be getting rich from it. No, they're losing money from their mobile division. It seems as though Samsung is the only company benefiting from Android.

Why the hell are analysts praising Android to the sky just because of its growing market share? Look at Nokia's mess. They had huge market share and started losing money because the market share they had wasn't worth spit. Analysts are supposed to be praising financial success through a good business model and what type of financial success has Android had. So, either Android's monetary returns are hidden or it's merely a poor business model. If you look at Google's share price since Android was released, it doesn't seem any better than before they turned Android loose on the world despite this huge Android growth past Apple's iOS. So, Android does not seem to be doing anything at all for Google, share-wise.
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Does anyone even understand what the Android business model is for Google? They're giving it away and theoretically they're supposed to be making money from ad clicks or something like that. Are there any numbers being given on exactly how much revenue Google makes from Android ad clicks. Even carriers aren't making that much from Android since as you see, Verizon badly wanted the iPhone despite all the available Android smartphones. Motorola is using free Android exclusively. Do they seem to be getting rich from it. No, they're losing money from their mobile division. It seems as though Samsung is the only company benefiting from Android.

Why the hell are analysts praising Android to the sky just because of its growing market share? Look at Nokia's mess. They had huge market share and started losing money because the market share they had wasn't worth spit. Analysts are supposed to be praising financial success through a good business model and what type of financial success has Android had. So, either Android's monetary returns are hidden or it's merely a poor business model. If you look at Google's share price since Android was released, it doesn't seem any better than before they turned Android loose on the world despite this huge Android growth past Apple's iOS. So, Android does not seem to be doing anything at all for Google, share-wise.

HTC are doing well out of Android and some Chinese newcomers like Huawei and ZTE, if Motorola (mobile) can't start making money, pretty soon these analysts will be mourning the death of another American industry, apart from Apple that is.
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Until the numbers are released what he has to say means nothing. Of course he is going to say the iPhone launch was great.

Second if Android wasn't a major player in the game you poor bastards wouldn't be talking about it all the time.

Didn't you just prove his point?
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HTC are doing well out of Android and some Chinese newcomers like Huawei and ZTE, if Motorola (mobile) can't start making money, pretty soon these analysts will be mourning the death of another American industry, apart from Apple that is.

In the next 2 years, 80% of all Androids will be Chinese. Enjoys that.
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In the next 2 years, 80% of all Androids will be Chinese. Enjoys that.

With the knock-off Android software that is not compatible and not supported by Google. Not that Google supports it much anyway.
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The Androidians will be very disappointed to hear this. LOL.

Actually the Androidians are hearing that this iPhone is also plagued by the same antenna issue as the last one according to Consumer Reports. So it would seem that its the same old and tired iPhone as usual. iPhone just cant win these days now can it.

Android rules
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Nah, if Android didn't exist, we'd have invented one.

It just happens to be the most convenient thing around, since it's the largest. It's persistent knocking off of Apple's ideas does seem to raise a few hackles, though.

And it's not like anyone (other than phone companies) is making a whole lot of money on it, esp. not Google..... when someone starts to see some actual returns, it'll be really interesting.

their are a couple of fantastic phones out their

iphone still wins

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Until the numbers are released what he has to say means nothing. Of course he is going to say the iPhone launch was great.

Second if Android wasn't a major player in the game you poor bastards wouldn't be talking about it all the time.

He didn't say it was great he said it was the most successful launch ever. That is not something that can be interpreted differently at a later date. The WSJ article quotes him as saying the #s will be released at the next earnings statement, there is no wiggle room there, the #s will have to clearly back up what he said....any shaddy ceo with half a brain knows that if you plan to back out of a statement you need to give yourself an out. There is no out in a statement like the one he made.

Secondly if the Android didn't even exist, the iPhone most definitely would. The same can't be said for the Android (at best, the android might resemble a clamshell phone or a blackberry).
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Does anyone even understand what the Android business model is for Google? They're giving it away and theoretically they're supposed to be making money from ad clicks or something like that. Are there any numbers being given on exactly how much revenue Google makes from Android ad clicks. Even carriers aren't making that much from Android since as you see, Verizon badly wanted the iPhone despite all the available Android smartphones. Motorola is using free Android exclusively. Do they seem to be getting rich from it. No, they're losing money from their mobile division. It seems as though Samsung is the only company benefiting from Android.

Why the hell are analysts praising Android to the sky just because of its growing market share? Look at Nokia's mess. They had huge market share and started losing money because the market share they had wasn't worth spit. Analysts are supposed to be praising financial success through a good business model and what type of financial success has Android had. So, either Android's monetary returns are hidden or it's merely a poor business model. If you look at Google's share price since Android was released, it doesn't seem any better than before they turned Android loose on the world despite this huge Android growth past Apple's iOS. So, Android does not seem to be doing anything at all for Google, share-wise.

As you said, if this was about the bottom line, Android wouldn't be in the discussion. But Google, being the hype machine that it is, has to continually plant the seeds of the Android myth.
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Until the numbers are released what he has to say means nothing. Of course he is going to say the iPhone launch was great.

Second if Android wasn't a major player in the game you poor bastards wouldn't be talking about it all the time.

hahahhah dude, this is Apple, not Sammy that freaking going back and forth with the Galaxy Tab number which is a POS. Nothing can't compete with Apple. Tell me a freaking company on this planet earth that can come close to Apple in technology.

Android = POS that google trying to copy Apple and give it free to all the POS manufactures and you Droidtard thinks it better LMAOL. Wait till you see pop up with ads on your android phone, droidtard. look what google did to youtube with all the freaking ads showing up all the time.

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Great, so cool! I believe Apple always be the best!
Such as iPad's comprtitor Motorola Xoom loudly trumpeted as having a “1GHz dual-core processor and fully Flash-enabled for video-rich web," But now said that it won't actually have anything of the sort. At launch at least. LOL, so don't get hopes too high until the motorala Xoom or other tablet launch with flash support.
Hmm, I believe Apple could make Flash work if it wanted to, and even work great!
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The Androidians will be very disappointed to hear this. LOL.

Until the Thunderbolt is released! (Although I kinda doubt it will top the iPhone)

It's quite difficult for any single Android phone to top the iPhone because there are so many different form factors that Android phones take (low-end, high-end, 3.7", 4.0", 4.3", slabs, slide out keyboards). There's an Android phone to fit pretty much everyone's preferences and that's one of the attractions for people.
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Would have been a great time to refute the 555k of sales for the launch. But they didn't. Apple and att were always boasting about their sales right after launch.

Put up or shut up. It isn't as if there are rational reasons not to buy the iphone4 right now, so they shouldn't feel like it is some big surprise that they didn't sell 50 billion.
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I mean, come on. What level of reasoning does it take to know that Verizon wasn't going to be selling tens of millions of a phone that's been sold to the point of saturation for over three years, mere months before the next upgrade model is due? They knew they wouldn't have the same type of launch as AT&T. Nobody knew exactly what to expect. And to assume it was a failure just because there weren't queues around the block is just plain ignorant.
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Does anyone even understand what the Android business model is for Google? ...

Why the hell are analysts praising Android to the sky just because of its growing market share? ...

In addition to ad clicks, Android is also all about personal information collection. In fact, one can make a credible argument that that's its primary purpose. Google has an insatiable appetite for collecting personal data, going so far recently as concocting a scheme to collect the social security numbers of children under the pretense of a doodle competition.

As to your second question, there has always been a strong anti-apple sentiment among many analysts and "journalists" (loosely defined as including bloggers), as well as among many people who pride themselves on being "tech experts". Previously, their champion was Microsoft but, when Microsoft lost all credibility a few years back as a serious player in the tech industry, most of these people switched their allegiance to Google. It's the same mentality and arguments that were in support of Microsoft back in the day that are now found in the adoration of Google: a blind eye to the company's antisocial tendencies, and a declaration of them as a Juggernaut that will sweep away all in its path, including Apple.
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I will only call Android a major player when ONE Android device topples any iOS device (including iPod Nano) in terms of consumer patronage. In the meantime Android is still a mere flash in the pan and can't win against iOS on one device.

I don't think that's a realistic goalpost, in fact, this has a strong feeling of a moved goalpost.
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In the next 2 years, 80% of all Androids will be Chinese. Enjoys that.

100% of Apple iPhones are Chinese and have been since day 1.
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I don't think that's a realistic goalpost, in fact, this has a strong feeling of a moved goalpost.

Yes, fanbois can move the goalposts all they want. The reality is there are a lot of people who are walking around with a phone in their pocket that is running Android. You can argue device vs. devices, phone OS vs. mobile OS etc. until you are blue in the face, but that fact remains people are still buying Android devices and there are still people who are choosing them over iOS devices. Hopefully Apple is not as dismissive of the competition as their foolish fans.
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Android isn't a player, nor is Google. Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony are.

And none of them have released anything that has even dinted Apple.

But thanks for proving my point by actually writing the very thing I said you would.

It was surprising though that you didn't attack my intentionally fanboi crap on about the Xoom launch, it was such a lead in... guess that would mean.. nah, I've had my moment of fun.

Thanks for playing.

You can even have my bud light.

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Does anyone even understand what the Android business model is for Google? They're giving it away and theoretically they're supposed to be making money from ad clicks or something like that. Are there any numbers being given on exactly how much revenue Google makes from Android ad clicks. Even carriers aren't making that much from Android since as you see, Verizon badly wanted the iPhone despite all the available Android smartphones. Motorola is using free Android exclusively. Do they seem to be getting rich from it. No, they're losing money from their mobile division. It seems as though Samsung is the only company benefiting from Android.

Why the hell are analysts praising Android to the sky just because of its growing market share? Look at Nokia's mess. They had huge market share and started losing money because the market share they had wasn't worth spit. Analysts are supposed to be praising financial success through a good business model and what type of financial success has Android had. So, either Android's monetary returns are hidden or it's merely a poor business model. If you look at Google's share price since Android was released, it doesn't seem any better than before they turned Android loose on the world despite this huge Android growth past Apple's iOS. So, Android does not seem to be doing anything at all for Google, share-wise.

So far everyone is losing in Android land. HTC is the only one of the companies that is even show a slight bump in profits since Android started, and it is a joke compared to a real manufacturing company like Apple.

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Actually the Androidians are hearing that this iPhone is also plagued by the same antenna issue as the last one according to Consumer Reports. So it would seem that its the same old and tired iPhone as usual. iPhone just cant win these days now can it.

Android rules

CR is delusional. The iPhone 4 is 2010s #1 selling handset (not just Smartphone). The iPhone IV is the most profitable handset in the world. The iOS platform is the largest mobile app platform in the world (even if you only count v4.2).

JD Powers will release their smartphone consumer satisfaction ratings in April. Apple will still be #1 just like last year..

What exactly is Android ruling?


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Yes, fanbois can move the goalposts all they want. The reality is there are a lot of people who are walking around with a phone in their pocket that is running Android. You can argue device vs. devices, phone OS vs. mobile OS etc. until you are blue in the face, but that fact remains people are still buying Android devices and there are still people who are choosing them over iOS devices. Hopefully Apple is not as dismissive of the competition as their foolish fans.

What goal post was moved? Do you really think there is any Android phone that will outsell the iPhone on Verizon this year? Do you even think there is any Android os version that will outsell the iPhone on Verizon this year?
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Does anyone even understand what the Android business model is for Google? They're giving it away and theoretically they're supposed to be making money from ad clicks or something like that. Are there any numbers being given on exactly how much revenue Google makes from Android ad clicks. Even carriers aren't making that much from Android since as you see, Verizon badly wanted the iPhone despite all the available Android smartphones. Motorola is using free Android exclusively. Do they seem to be getting rich from it. No, they're losing money from their mobile division. It seems as though Samsung is the only company benefiting from Android.

Why the hell are analysts praising Android to the sky just because of its growing market share? Look at Nokia's mess. They had huge market share and started losing money because the market share they had wasn't worth spit. Analysts are supposed to be praising financial success through a good business model and what type of financial success has Android had. So, either Android's monetary returns are hidden or it's merely a poor business model. If you look at Google's share price since Android was released, it doesn't seem any better than before they turned Android loose on the world despite this huge Android growth past Apple's iOS. So, Android does not seem to be doing anything at all for Google, share-wise.

Google makes an average of $5.90 on each phone per year just from ads. As of one year from androids initial release, Google made over a billion dollars off of android ads, services, and the app market. The growing market share is important because this allows ads to reach a larger amount of people which makes the ads more valuable.

Android is not doing anything for Google? If you read the end of quarter reports you will see that android has increased Google's profits by 23%.

Comparing Google stock to Apple stock is like comparing apples to oranges. Apple doesn't pay dividends, the only way you make money on Apple stock is with share price increase. Google on the other hand doesn't need it's stock price to go up for investors to make money because Google pays it's investors a portion of the profits thou dividends.
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You're right about one thing you guys just go from one obsession to another. You guys are like a bunch of ADHD puppets.

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I gotta say verizon is handling itself very well lately. They've signed up the iPhone, but on good terms with other platforms as well. Much more platform neutral and much more focused on network building (with lte) then AT&T. Verizon has very good couple of years ahead of it I think. AT&T wil have a harder time keeping up.
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100% of Apple iPhones are Chinese and have been since day 1.

That's a bullshit argument and you know it. The iPhone is designed in Cupertino, unlike ZTE and the millions of no-name Chinese Android brands that will dominate Android OS sales. I hope you understand what designed in Cupertino means. It DOESN"T mean there's a few people here and a million in Israel or India or China doing the work.

All the major consumer electronics are MADE in China. If it isn't made in China, it isn't high volume. Stop that disingenuous bullcrap.
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You're right about one thing you guys just go from one obsession to another. You guys are like a bunch of ADHD puppets. This it the only technology forum I have ever been too where over 50% of the members post only to bash everything they can and have unrealistic expectations about what Apple product is going to be released.

The really sad part is even the smart membes on this forum feed into this behavior and gets the sheep all wound up. If you took the AppleInsider off the forum you would think this was a therapy forum for people with anger and self esteem issues. Which is why overall people think Apple users are dickheads.

The irony is killing me.
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You're right about one thing you guys just go from one obsession to another. You guys are like a bunch of ADHD puppets. This it the only technology forum I have ever been too where over 50% of the members post only to bash everything they can and have unrealistic expectations about what Apple product is going to be released.

The really sad part is even the smart membes on this forum feed into this behavior and gets the sheep all wound up. If you took the AppleInsider off the forum you would think this was a therapy forum for people with anger and self esteem issues. Which is why overall people think Apple users are dickheads.

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The irony is killing me.

Exactly! There's obsessed and then there's deranged......
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...Google pays it's investors a portion of the profits thou dividends.

You are mistaken.
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The really sad part is even the smart membes on this forum feed into this behavior and gets the sheep all wound up...

What you really need to understand is that the few very smart people here are AAPL stock owners -- they are perfectly capable of forming an informed and honest opinion (often more so than myself), but they have an investment to take care of. Then, there's the 80% losers who only come here to get a sense of belonging, hoping that Apple's glitter will somehow stick to them just because they spent their hard-earned money buying Apple's products.

The real question is what the other 10% of people do here, those that are simply technology enthusiasts with interest in the most successful electronics company but without stock ownership. This is the group I belong to, and I often feel unwelcome mostly due to the fact that the intelligent Apple supporters here readily tolerate the mindless brainwashed drones and their idiotic comments...

I actively participate in other on-line communities (including ones focused on Apple's direct competitors) and believe me, they are a lot more tolerant of different opinions. I can not help it but think that comparing Apple's following to a cult is rather justified.
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hahahhah dude, this is Apple, not Sammy that freaking going back and forth with the Galaxy Tab number which is a POS. Nothing can't compete with Apple. Tell me a freaking company on this planet earth that can come close to Apple in technology.

Android = POS that google trying to copy Apple and give it free to all the POS manufactures and you Droidtard thinks it better LMAOL. Wait till you see pop up with ads on your android phone, droidtard. look what google did to youtube with all the freaking ads showing up all the time.

Oh yes, and iads don't pop up on apple devices. YouTube is also powered purely on unicorn rainbows as well; why would it need to sustain itself on ads?
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I was in a small mall in Reno NV. In the mall there was a ATT and Verizon cell phone kiosk side by side. Both had big banners promoting their version of the iphone. I talk to the manager of the Verizon kios and asked about how the iphone sales were going. She told me that they were selling about 35-50 iphones a day which she was very happy with because they were a very small kiosk in a small mall. She said the bigger kios and stories were doing 100 phones a day. The one thing that really got my attention was the manager told me that since they started to sale the iphone 4, was that the sale of Android phones had drop to 3 to 5 a day. I know that this was only one small cell phone kiosk but I found the info the manager told me was interesting. When the Android phone was in direct competion with the iphone people chose the iphone most of the time. What also was interesting was how much the two cell phone kiosk were competing for iphone customers.
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way to go gftuna, thanks for the report.
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The only thing deranged is the person typing on your keyboard. Hard to believe its an adult. Like I said to you in another thread, its easy to behave in this manner when you have the luxury of hiding behind a computer. Which seems to be an issue on this forum.

Your repeated childish and cowardly behavior is pretty sad for a grown man. Which I am using the term man loosely.

Do you think you are not a coward hiding behind your keyboard? Frankly, the only childish caterwauling emanating here is from you.

Moving on, I think gftuna's post above is the canary in the coalmine for Google: it will be the major tech headline in another few weeks. Androidians are likely in for a gobsmacking. Xoom will not be too far behind.
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You are mistaken.

Thanks for correcting me Quinney, It's Microsoft that pays dividends

hmmm...Google was at 430 something just last summer, now they're at 610. That's about a 40% increase in 6-7 months which is most likely due to android. No big deal to me, I don't invest in Tech stocks because they're to risky for me. One day it's doing great and then suddenly the bubble bursts and they crash faster then Lindsey lohan's career.
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