The success of Apple’s iPhone product cycle is pretty much undeniable, and this will affect other brands and networks in 2011. The phone industry is changing and T-Mobile is one example of this, but the devices that release on each carrier will play a big part in the future of this industry.
Apple’s iPhone 5 will release shortly after June 2011, and we expect a Verizon Wireless and AT&T release, but where will this leave Sprint? PopHerald points to the problems Sprint may face, mentioning that the iPhone 5 release will be challenged by Verizon’s Motorola Droid Bionic, and that Sprint needs a partnership with Google in order to survive. Would you agree?
We’re excited to see what comes of the HTC Evo 3D on Sprint, which is a 3D glassless smartphone, and expectations of Sprint getting the Motorola Atrix 4G in 2011 can only help the carrier, but is this enough?
One recent report suggested that T-Mobile and Verizon have a faster WiMAX/4G network than Sprint; this is not good news for Sprint, especially if the T-Mobile buyout gets approved. Have a read of the article on PopHerald, and let us know what you think of Sprint’s network? Does Sprint have some big problems this year, when compared to the other carriers?
Also See: Apply for WWDC June 8 tickets now