Within the last few day’s we highlighted a possibility that the new Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 / 5 could look almost the same as an AT&T version in 2011, but the hardware inside should be very different thanks to the different network systems. The idea of a chip that could run both AT&T and Verizon on one device is better for the user, but complicated for the hardware maker.
We have listened to user feedback and feel the pain of some users, which includes the idea that the new iPhone or Droid on a CDMA network might not reach full potential while cell service providers are not on the same standard. We don’t understand those that feel they should not upgrade a phone every couple of years thanks to being “forced” to trash an old phone, cell phones should still make calls two years later but may not support the latest features, you should always have a choice to upgrade.
Some people feel that technology should “slow down a little”, do you like smartphones improving at the current rate or do you feel that you have to upgrade more than you want to? Cell phones using the same charger and adapters are welcome improvements, and so would cell services working on the same standard, but to say you are forced to upgrade can be seen as a little extreme when you always have a choice.
Let us know your story. What would you like to see in the future for a Verizon iPhone and Droid, and what annoys you about cell phone design today? Has your phone ever been non-usable after technology progression?
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