You can't get Dell laptops in an Apple store, for example. And that kind of makes sense. If this is different somehow, can someone explain it to me?
You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. Google is developing approximately six thousand different thingies for mobile phones, including an operating system WHICH WOULD DIRECTLY COMPETE WITH APPLE. Why would Apple want to provide exposure to their only serious competitor?
I have refused the charms of the iPhone because of NSAT&T. Now that I have -- and love -- google voice, Apple and AT&T have given me one more reason to keep plugging along with my T-Mobile Nokia 6320
The problem is that open source software tends to lack one vital component: a good user interface and user experience. This is what Apple excels at. So, while it's true that an increasing number of products are based on open source
"AT&T is said to be working hard to extend the exclusive deal with Apple beyond next year. But that will be a nightmare for everyone involved. We have no shortage of sources, some very close to Apple, now telling us that as mad as all of us (the customers) are with AT&T, Apple is just as mad, if not more so. Apple can speak in platitudes all it wants during earnings calls about its partnership with AT&T — behind the scenes, trust me, they hear our complaints loud and clear."
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