Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Verizon opens Network to "Any app, Any device"

This may or may not be a monumental announcement. In early 2008 Verizon says it plans on allowing devices that fit he minimum standards will be allowed to operate over its cherished network. Of course they haven't said what these minimum standards will be. Their President Lowell McAdam has created a $20 million lab that will validate the devices/apps. Mr. McAdam sees this as a watershed event in the 20 some years wireless systems have been operating. Verizon is not a partner of the Open Handset Alliance, Google's Android operation that bears a resemblance to this announcement.

This is certainly something to keep your eyes on, but until it is deployed and can be tested it will be hard to say if Mr. McAdam is accurate.

[via Verizon]

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