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Verizon Opens Up

November 27, 2007 in Wireless Industry News

In a move that really didn’t make a whole lot of a difference, Verizon Wireless announced that it would begin allowing new phones and software on its networks without any funny stuff (like, say, crippling Bluetooth). However, devices would have to be tested in VW’s new “state-of-the-art” lab that, I might add, also cost $20 million dollars.

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Verizon Wireless will start allowing non-certified phones through its networks.

The news comes on the heels of Google’s announcement that it had organized a massive alliance with a lot of second-tier companires to produce new phones that would run its own open-source operating system.

This means that Verizon customers now have a couple more lackluster choices from the likes of Sprint Nextel, or maybe the three phones from Helio. Just remember, if it ain’t tested in Verizon’s lab, it ain’t going on the network.

An article from TheStreet did make an interesting point about the whole affair: Verizon’s move gives smaller players such as HTC and (heh) Garmin a better chance at getting their mostly unknown phones (or in Garmin’s case, non-existent) on the second biggest network in the USA.

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