Despite stealing the iPhone exclusivity away from AT&T earlier this year, it looks like the Big Red carrier still has a high regard for Android devices. It has been reported that Verizon has sided with Samsung to fight against Apple. Just in case you haven’t been keeping abreast of what’s been going on – Apple has sued Samsung for allegedly copying the design of the iPhone and iPad, and wants to prevent the sale of certain Samsung devices here in the US.
Verizon has filed the necessary paperwork to the US District Court for the Northern District of California to ask for the denial of Apple’s injunction against US Samsung devices. Seeing how Verizon makes money selling a number of Samsung devices, the carrier’s revenue would be affected if Apple’s injunction goes through. Less devices would mean less choices, unhappy consumers, lost customers, and no growth. Seeing how it’s a nationwide ban – other carriers would be affected as well.
Props to Verizon for speaking up against this silly patent war, and hopefully the court makes the right decision. Since Verizon has taken the first stand, do you think the other carriers will stand up and intervene as well?Related articles: