For all those sad, sad folks waiting for the quality of their network to match their beautiful iPhone – the wait is almost over. We’ve all seen it coming, and yet postponed for far longer than we thought. But here it is – Verizon is reportedly going to release their iPhone in January 2011.
While this will undoubtedly help boost Apple’s sales in the US, I do think they will have missed a reasonably big chunk of the market to Android by sticking with AT&T for so long. By the time this hits the market, Android will be running on scores of different platforms, some of which will even be powered by 2 GHz processors, for well over 18-24 months. The early teething pains of Android, like the poor UI of the market, scant app offerings and poor battery life, will be a thing of the past.
Which means this will be a much more fair fight between the two OS ecosystems, and we will all benefit as a result –