November 27, 2007

Verizon to allow 'any old thing' on network in '08

Verizon, in an attempt to draw third party developers to make crap for it's subscribers, will allow almost anything on it's network that conforms to certain 'standards'.

Oh... and just a smidge of exhaustive testing.

In early 2008, the company will publish the technical standards the development community will need to design products to interface with the Verizon Wireless network. Any device that meets the minimum technical standard will be activated on the network. Devices will be tested and approved in a $20 million state-of-the-art testing lab which received an additional investment this year to gear up for the anticipated new demand. Any application the customer chooses will be allowed on these devices.

So, no, the DIY rotary cell phone you painstakingly put together a year ago will not work on the network. Your friends were right. You were a total nerd for making that thing.

Posted by mcblogger at November 27, 2007 09:56 AM

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