Here’s the story (via Daring Fireball). The short of it is that Verizon asks the court not to issue Apple’s requested injunction against Samsung products because an injunction “is not in the public interest… It significantly limits consumer options and crippling the free flow of goods to Verizon and its customers”.
The obvious response is what injunction wouldn’t?
The question is: why would Verizon throw its weight behind Samsung in this battle now that it has the iPhone?
Perhaps Verizon isn’t as happy with the iPhone and as they were in early 2011.
Notice the love start to peel away in the video below. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam was expecting to have an iPhone 5 this summer and counts that as a reason for missing targets in the third quarter. Revenues overall are flat and Verizon isn’t seeing the LTE money they were hoping for. Samsung obviously sells a bunch of LTE phones and Tablets that Verizon wants to capitalize on (and has a lot invested in) including the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Droid Charge, and the Droid Nexus Prime due out later this year…
- BGR: Verizon lands Samsung Droid Prime exclusive, due in November (9to5google.com)
- Why are there Apple logos in the backdrop of a Samsung store? (9to5mac.com)
- Refurb Samsung Network Extender for Verizon Wireless for $75 + free shipping (9to5toys.com)