Awhile back Verizon’s announcement that they were going to open their network to other devices was met with quite a bit of skepticism. Turns out that it was justly deserved. Personally I don’t consider it that open if they have to certify every device… Its kind of like saying your club with a bouncer out front has an open door policy.
Its kind of sad to read the list of 29 devices that Verizon has certified so far. All of them are mostly business devices that will make no difference in your life. I guess this just gives Verizon a chance to get some good publicity by talking the open talk.
That’s all folks. Nothing to see here… Verizon will continue to be Verizon. UPDATE: Thanks to “The One” and Ben for correcting my misguided ideas about Verizon locking the GPS. Turns out it is a Google Maps bug that stops it from working.
Thanks Tom for sending this one in!