Verizon giveth app ease for consumers and taketh it away

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Verizon giveth app ease for consumers and taketh it away
On one hand, Verizon is really trying to smooth over things for its app buying customers when Big Red hangs its own online shingle. For example, instead of having to register an account with a credit card to make payments, Verizon will allow its users to be charged right on their VZW account, according to VP Partner Management Ryan Hughes. Hughes also said that apps from all platforms will be housed under one roof. Developers are being told that approvals will be more streamlined and splitting revenue will be competitive.

But just when you think that Verizon has stopped checking its wallet every 5 minutes, the other shoe drops. Non VZW app stores, like RIM's App World and Microsoft's Windows Mobile Marketplace, will not be loaded and come on the appropriate handset out of the box. In other words, if you buy a BlackBerry and want to check out App World, you will have to download the store onto the phone. Not a major problem to be sure, but just another unnecessary step that could be easily avoided. Also, developers will have to apply twice if they want inclusion on VZW's store. July 28th will be when we should hear more during the Verizon Developer Community Conference.

source: GIGAOM via EngadgetMobile



1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Boo to Phonearena!!! Learn to Spell!!! Use spell check!! "...trying to smooth pver things..." Ah, oh well.

10. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

Way to be douchebags and giving him negatives for pointing out the errors in the article.

12. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009


2. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Ah maybe you need to get glasses, there are no misspellings in the blog, also big deal maybe people dont want to have these app stores on there phone so actually it gives the person the option to have it instead of having to delete them.

3. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I believe they have links to download the apps, that seems reasonable to me. It just allows the new owner to choose what's installed instead of receiving a phone with 12k programs installed that just take up space. As for the spelling correction, PhoneArena does occasionally update they're posts and may have fixed the issues he was mentioning.

7. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Its actually preloaded in Blackberry's App loader tool with Vzw tones and facebook and all those others...Atleast on the Storm it is...

11. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

It is preloaded!

4. jhnnyblze2000

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

Seriously you wasted everyone's time with this post just to find something else to complain about verizon. Oh no i have to go and download blackberry app world or windows marketplace on my own that is so hard that i don't know if ill be able to figure out how to do it. Seriously come on now guys lets think of something else to report on.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i know right.

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

this is the most retarded article Phone Arena has ever posted....Blackberry is a manufacturer, why would we have any sort of lean on what they pre load to the phone...Booo, I think phone arena articles should have the author posted with it so we can ban them from poting.

8. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

i agree, if you can't pote responsibly your poting privileges should be reoked.

9. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

100% agreed, the authors should take personal responsibility to make sure the post is of legitmate importance, not fanboy ranting, thats what comments are for!

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