Carriers, carry what?
We need the carriers to focus on carrying information without discrimination and not trying to tie themselves to devices. They don't understand devices, that's proven by continually trying to lock punters in, valueless branding efforts and failed initiatives at content provision. If Jo Schmoe wants a jesus phone or a gphone fine, let him go buy one and hook it up with which ever network gives him the best rate for carrying some bits & bytes. So instead of subsidising the device manufacturers the carriers should focus on maintaining investment in their networks, which, according to recent reports and personal experience are failing to keep up with demand.