Categories: Tech, Theories & Philosophies
Written By: Niecee
AT&T has a partnership with Apple for iPhone, T-Mobile has their partnership with Google for the G1, and now Verizon has a joint venture with Blackberry for the Storm. I don’t know about you, but I’m a Blackberry user and am quite frustrated that if I want the Storm I’d have to switch to Verzion!
When Apple and AT&T teamed up for the first release of the iPhone for AT&T to be the exclusive carrier it was only the beginning of a monopoly. When the iPhone was released, fanboys were willing to switch carriers to have the iPhone. There may not be some die hard fans for the G1, but I do know there are definite Blackberry devotees who are going to be very upset if they’re not on Verizon.
Blackberry models have been available on all major carriers in the past, so it should be interesting to see how the business model of releasing the Storm on one carrier will play out. Will Blackberry get users to switch carriers or will users stick to their current model affecting demand and supply? What do you think?
NIECEE’s TAKE AWAYS:
- Supply & Demand. Blackeberry lost me as a customer for the Storm because I’m perfectly happy being on AT&T and don’t want to switch to Verizon. If people are like me and don’t want to have to go through the hassle of switching carriers, these exclusive deals are going to affect the demand.