• http://twitter.com/ManxStef Stefan Pause

    The closest analogy to the ‘value’ carriers bring that I can think of is those godawful stickers you get on laptops. The manufacturer gets a kickback from each component maker, the customer gets a marginally cheaper machine in exchange for having their laptop absolutely plastered with stickers that they’ll likely never remove, that make their laptop look like shit.

  • RichardL

    - Swype

    It’s bundled by carriers or OEMs rather than sold through the Market. This arrangement may allow Swype to actually make money. I think that is what Rubin is talking about.

    (I’d have posted to gruber, but he’s not interested in feedback. Just his echo.)