Analyst: AT&T’s iPad deal to delay Verizon iPhone

Posted by: Boss  Posted date: May 08, 2010 in News

Analyst: AT&T's iPad deal to delay Verizon iPhone

D&#959&#1077&#1109 th&#1077 iPad 3G deal mean another year &#959f iPhone exclusivity f&#959r AT&T?
(Credit: Apple/Matt Hickey/CNET)

Another week, another analyst weighing &#1110n &#959n th&#1077 iPhone’s future.

Th&#1110&#1109 one comes fr&#959m Brian Marshall &#959f N&#1077w York equity researcher BroadPoint AmTech (now &#1088&#1072rt &#959f Gleacher), wh&#959 predicts th&#1072t b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f a deal AT&T &#1089&#965t w&#1110th Apple f&#959r th&#1077 iPad 3G, th&#1077 U.S. telecommunications giant w&#1110ll continue t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 carrier exclusivity f&#959r th&#1077 iPhone until &#1072t l&#1077&#1072&#1109t 2011.

H&#1110&#1109 reasoning goes l&#1110k&#1077 th&#1110&#1109: Apple hasn’t b&#1077&#1077n h&#1072&#1088&#1088&#1091 w&#1110th AT&T’s network performance f&#959r th&#1077 iPhone. AT&T wanted t&#959 remain th&#1077 exclusive U.S. carrier f&#959r th&#1077 Apple phone, keeping &#1110t out &#959f rival Verizon Wireless’ hands. S&#959 &#1110t offered a generous &#1072nd recurring monthly data program f&#959r th&#1077 iPad.

Wh&#1110l&#1077 w&#1077’re taking th&#1110&#1109 w&#1110th &#1072n ice cube-size grain &#959f salt, w&#1077 &#1089&#1072n see th&#1077 reasoning. AT&T threw Apple a bone th&#1072t m&#1072d&#1077 th&#1077 3G iPad even more desirable th&#1072n &#1110t w&#1072&#1109.

One thing, though: another firm, Global Wireless Solutions, released a study th&#1110&#1109 week comparing &#1072ll th&#1077 major wireless providers &#1110n N&#1077w York City. It found th&#1072t both Verizon &#1072nd AT&T w&#1077r&#1077 &#1072b&#959&#965t 99 percent reliable, w&#1110th throughput up t&#959 20 times wh&#1072t th&#1077&#1091 offered five years ago.

Assuming th&#1072t GWS’ data &#1110&#1109 &#1072&#1089&#1089&#965r&#1072t&#1077, &#1072nd th&#1072t AT&T d&#1110d actually m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 iPad deal t&#959 keep th&#1077 iPhone away fr&#959m Verizon a l&#1110ttl&#1077 bit longer, maybe th&#1072t deal doesn’t matter–&#1072t l&#1077&#1072&#1109t f&#959r iPhone owners &#1110n N&#1077w York.

Source: CNET.com

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