I agree. It was a mistake for Apple to limit the iPhone to AT&T. I would have liked to have an iPhone but I wasn’t willing to dump my long-time carrier for AT&T.
I have Verizon and have had a droid for a year. Actually its my third. it breaks easily. If Verizon truly gets the Iphone after the New Year , I’ll be their first customer, Of course I’ll be competing with millions for that honor.
Can I ask what phone you were using before you went to the Android? I love my BlackBerry but it’s the only brand of smartphone I’ve ever had and wondered what, if anything, I was missing out on.
That "mistake" is to let someone else have the market share bragging rights, let other hardware manufacturers race to the bottom with low-margin commodity hardware, and dab away their tears with the big honking fistfuls of money they're making.
Marketshare matters only for one thing here: developer support. If a platform goes below critical mass then developers will flee. But it appears Apple has far more than enough unit sales to keep developers interested.