Telecom Timeout

Jun 12 2009   7:23PM GMT

Dear gadget hounds: Wireless networks more than their phones

WPeterson William Peterson Profile: WPeterson

I know, I know, it’s just the natural tides of media coverage chasing after the latest buzz, but really: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are more than their headline-grabbing devices.

As I blogged previously, the Palm Pre and Sprint aren’t fated together. Now we’re being told that AT&T’s iPhone fumbles are killing the carrier. Please.

The Apple iPhone and Palm Pre are amazing devices, even “game changing,” as long as we’re delving into marketing buzzwords. But they aren’t going to single-handedly decide the fate of a $155 billion dollar industry.

Just look at Verizon: The BlackBerry Storm has received the worst reviews of the three headlining devices (even T-Mobile’s G1 has gotten much more favorable coverage!) yet the company’s still in great shape. Point made.

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