I misunderstood your emphasis.
Originally Posted by deesugar
For many apps, you're right - "cloud computing" - data is stored in the cloud, but I'd expect in most instances that has little to do with Sprint. If I were to have, say a fantasy football app, you'd connect with my server, not Sprint's to sync data.
For other apps, like calculators, etc., they don't need to send data to/from the device.
Also, since this will ultimately be multi-carrier, if Sprint does greedy things with their apps store (their only place to be coercive, I think), it's an opportunity for competitive advantage to another carrier. That said, I take some solace in their explicitly saying their intent to be open (as Android) rather than like Apple.