Originally Posted by Nurhisham Hussein
is completely fed up with Microsoft after the Kin debacle,
I think it is fair to call the whole Kin thing a debacle (and I speak as someone who owns one), but I maintain we don't know to this day who or what was really behind all of that and the reasons its played out like it did.
Verizon has made it clear recently even without the Kin experience that it is increasingly tied to Google. The entire Verizon/Google plan to dominate the internet, oh, excuse me: preserve the internet is a demonstration the companies have formed a strategic relationship that may well involve limiting choice in phone OS as well.
I can't fault Verizon for wanting to drop Windows Mobile 6.5 phones from its line-up, particularly within the limited shelf space of a retail store. There may be room for WinMo in online sales. Verizon will sell WinPho 7 phones if the public decides they want them. If they don't, that simply shows that they are deeper into their alliance with Google than we currently know.