Apple Inc. (AAPL): Blame This On A Twisted Wireless Carrier System

I don’t think I would’ve strayed from the iOS and Android universe that commands the lion’s share of the smartphone and tablet markets. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has some pretty slick cameras in its Lumia phones, but I don’t have faith in the long-term survival of Windows Phone as a mobile platform. I was initially impressed with some of the RES.IN MOT.DBA BLACKBERRY (FRA:RI1) 10 features, but I have even more doubts about the long-term viability of RES.IN MOT.DBA BLACKBERRY (FRA:RI1). The developer support isn’t there.

I have no problem giving up iTunes, but I use Spotify — paired up to my car via Bluetooth — for most of my musical consumption. There seems to be no indication that Spotify will offer a BlackBerry 10 app.

What does this all mean for investors? Well, I know I’m not the only one embracing agnosticism when it comes to mobile operating systems. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and its wireless carrier peers charge too much to not play the field, and the learning curves get easier, one would imagine, as you hop from platform to platform.

I’m sorry we’re breaking up, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), but it’s not you. Let’s blame this on a twisted wireless carrier system that encourages smartphone owners to play the field.

The article I’m Sorry, Apple: I Switched originally appeared on is written by Rick Munarriz.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple and Google.

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