has raised a very interesting (if not predictable) point: since Verizon's "Any Apps, Any Device"
initiative went live to bring unlocked hardware onto the network: there isn't much there that Joe Consumer could possibly care about. The official list of devices that has passed Big Red's compatibility testing reveals nothing of end user interest, concentrating on enterprise devices like routers, and -- of course -- electronic tethers for criminals. You know, the kinds of devices that aren't going to put Verizon's direct, branded offerings at any risk of cannibalization. The bottom line is that we're still waiting for the real
open network here, but we're not really holding our breath.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.