You should pay more than you do, iPhone user.
What's that? Um, yes. I heard you. I think my mom did, too. Your hate mail is better directed at Research In Motion
In short: Penalize the iPhone!
Shocking, right? Not only is this the competition talking, but we've long known that Apple's
Just last week, BusinessWeek used its cover to spotlight the trouble consumptive iPhone consumers have caused AT&T
But of course she shouldn't. AT&T has made that much plain in talking about the importance of data to its business. It's more important than voice; that's why Skype has been invited to direct iPhone calls over AT&T's 3G data network.
Not surprisingly, Lazaridis' comments to Bloomberg came as his company was touting a forthcoming browser that it claims downloads faster and is easier to use than alternatives, including Apple's mobile version of Safari.
He has an agenda, in other words.
Even so, Lazaridis has a reasonable point to go along with his agenda. Smartphone traffic is soaring. A recent report from Cisco
Carriers deserve the right to charge fairly for the infrastructure that's going to be required for this deluge. If they do, and if RIM can use its new browser and similar technology to give and take data more efficiently than rivals, it'll be users that penalize the iPhone.
By indulging in the BlackBerry.
Will Research In Motion claim the smartphone world's efficiency crown? Does it matter? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
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