Verizon Wireless opens up its network8
During a press conference, company executives explain that they envision not only phone taking advantage of this, but also other devices which require some type of interoperability or data exchange - gaming consoles, appliances, etc.
Logically, phones using other technologies won’t be able to work on the carrier’s network. Such devices include GSM (used in AT&T, T-Mobile and most of European’s carriers), UMTS that is also known as W-CDMA (3G technology commonly used with GSM) and iDEN (used in the Nextel (now Sprint) for its “Walkie-Talkie phones”).
The whole idea is anyone who wants to create own hardware and sell it will be able to do so. For example Me&You Inc will be able to create the hardware, install Google Android OS and then if it passes the tests that Verizon Wireless will perform, sell it directly to customers.
This option known as the ‘Any Apps, Any Device’ will be available for customers throughout the country before the end of 2008.