Even after the Justice Department announced attempts to block
AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile, many see a heightened chance of it going through if T-Mobile is weakened. AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile have hired a bunch of former U.S. government officials to try to complete the deal
, with Verizon's CEO cheering them on
. Yesterday, T-Mobile's CMO Cole Broadman seems to have just blogged a major upcoming weakness - no iPhone 5
. Sprint opposes the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and is tying its fate to being the sole iPhone 5 carrier with unlimited data.
Today Apple sent invites out for an event this coming Tuesday
where the details of the next iPhone are set to be revealed.
According to an article in yesterday's NY Times, AT&T's network is much better than our conventional wisdom (or Verizon's marketeers) thought
. And, that perhaps the issue with iPhones and coverage is really the fault of the iPhone itself, not AT&T's network.
Verizon takes iPhone head-on.
Will Android finally become something to people outside the nerd set? Will all those people still waiting for the iPhone to come to Verizon actually buy in? Personally, I'm not giving up my iPhone, but I was amused by the commercial.