T-Mobile Still Not Getting The iPhone This Fall
Android dominates T-Mobile’s network as 90 percent of smartphones sold run Google’s mobile OS. However, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t enjoy a little iOS love.
T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman while speaking at the GigaOM Mobilize conference confirmed again that T-Mobile would not be joining the iPhone party during the iPhone 5 launch this fall. Sprint is rumored to be getting the iPhone and Brodman made it known that it isn't T-Mobile's fault they don't sell the iPhone.
“We’d love to have the iPhone whenever Apple makes that available,” Brodman said. “The ball is in Apple’s court.”
T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsch Telekom AG blamed T-Mobiles poor performance as the reason behind the carrier not selling the iPhone. The number of subscribers abandoning the network to own the iPhone has hurt growth, but with smartphones making up 75 percent of the phones on T-Mobile’s network there must be at least a marginal market for the iPhone.
With Apple holding out on T-Mobile Brodman when asked about the performance of other smartphone platforms that he is hopeful for a BlackBerry comeback next year.
Brodman should probably place his hope somewhere else, like the Mayans 2012 Doomsday prediction.