I have a smug desire to point out that AT&T, the primary reason a lot of people won’t buy an iPhone, has expanded its smartphone offering with another Android phone.
Namely, the HTC Aria, which runs watered down Android.
Yeah, I did an informal poll about reasons why people won’t buy an iPhone, and the results are higher than I expected. AT&T hurts the iPhone.
I’m smug because too many people out in the ether point to Apple as a beacon of awesomeness and corporate success. After all, when Apple’s market cap passed Microsoft’s, the entire interwebs gasped with joy.
Here’s a quick lesson. Apple has no leverage in its exclusive deal with AT&T, but AT&T can sell Android, BlackBerry, and Palm devices all the live-long day.
Old power trumps new power every single time.