Originally Posted by anantksundaram
For starters, no Apple, no ATT, no Verizon, no Nokia, no Vodaphone, in the "OHA" alliance.
First off, AT&T has the iPhone, so to accept something like this would be a hit in the face. Nokia phones stink, I had one, my friends have had one, and all are a piece of crap. And Verizon is blah. And, like some said, they have t-moble and sprint, which are heavy hitters too. According to this, they are #3 & #4 respectively, and this Android announcement/partnership might actually improve that.
And I don't know about you, but Samsung makes some of the best phones out there. At least in my opinion.
Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella
I hope Android/Google use Safari/WebKit as the basis of their mobile web browser.
This would be a big plus for Apple and web standards.
Not really probable. Safari is not available for Linux, but guess what is....Firefox!
Originally Posted by zanshin
Right now, Sprint would jump into just about any body's "Alliance" if they though they could band-aid the profit hemorrhaging.
Hundreds of thousands of lost customers in the last 6 months doesn't exactly spell confidence in Sprint. They've screwed about every pooch in the kennel and are running out of executives to blame. Seriously, they're one of the worst cases of making bold future-tech promises that lead to nowhere...
Where is your proof that's true? Also, I would hardly blame Sprint for any loss in customers, because so many people wanted the iPhone....hell, if the iPhone went to Sprint, you'd be saying the same abotu AT&T. In fact, I doubt AT&T would still be doing good if it wasn't for the iPhone, and more on that, I believe the greatest downfall of the iPhone is the slow internet speeds provided by AT&T EDGE. I used their "super fast" internet, and I had to wait forever just to load any web page. When my friend was using Sprint's internet on his old Samsung Blade, it took seconds to do anything. Now your experience with Sprint, or any carriers, internet differs on your phone -- but then again, I doubt the iPhone is the cause for slow internet speeds.
And Sprint's biggest problem is dropping free roaming. But I still have it, so yay for me.