Crumbling Closed Gardens? November 27, 2007Posted by chetan in : US Wireless Market , trackback
This morning Verizon Wireless announced:
Verizon Wireless said it will allow consumers to use any cellphone on its cellular network and allow open access to the Web and third-party applications, reversing its longstanding policy.
“This is a transformation point in the 20-year history of mass market wireless devices — one which we believe will set the table for the next level of innovation and growth,” Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless president and chief executive officer, said in a press release.
I had said that Google’s move into the mobile space will accelerate the move towards open gardens. Of course, devil is in the details.