07/11/2011, 08:08 PM
Originally Posted by dohcstunr
You bet Dan's job is to keep the customer base happy, as far as he's able.
All I can say is that we're not privy to Sprint's thinking on partnerships. We can just guess from the outside, based on their moves.
From the outside, based on their moves, it seems that Sprint is having some success with their "All Android, All The Time" approach. I wish some knowledgeable cell carrier insider would illuminate what all is involved in decisions like that. But frankly, if iRobots are keeping Sprint afloat, I'm all for it.
HP didn't come out swinging with the Veer. It suddenly appeared in AT$T's inventory. To me, that doesn't seem wise, but then I'm not CEO of a huge organization like HP. There are obviously other considerations involved. But the big battleship which is HP has started to stir - and they're plunging tons of cash into the Touchpad, which is unrestricted by carriers atm. You think Russell Brand comes cheap?
To my mind, Sprint is on the ropes, and execs are just looking for what improves their bottom line. Android has improved their bottom line. webOS, on the other hand, must be costing them an arm and a leg just in phone replacements, given the fact that the Pre's build quality was only slightly better than a cellphone made out of Lego blocks. And a wire.