Saturday, January 22, 2011

How exclusivity distorted the US smartphone market

The iphone is going to be humongous on Verizon.


Here's a wonderful chart from The New York Times:

Will Apple Put the iPhone on Other Carriers? –

"Although the population of Android users is near in size to the population of iPhone users, the concentration in one carrier shows how distribution agreements hamstring platform choice.

The chart also shows how the iPhone had a huge effect on smartphone adoption at AT&T and how it sucked the oxygen out of the segment for competitors."