Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Verizon Gets Told

From AppleInsider:

According to a report by Ars Technica, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller told members of the press that there would be no software pre-installed by Verizon.

Verizon has been a leading proponent of bundled software on its mobile phones, a practice users often deride as "crapware." In addition to forcing its own V CAST mobile music and app store and Navigator subscription GPS software, Verizon has also partnered with others to include apps for things that users can't remove without rooting their BlackBerry and Android phones.

Finally, someone stood up to Verizon and told them no. I'm not surprised it was Apple, either. Way to go, Apple!

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