Here we go again. I remember the dude at Burbank Town Center who tried to get me to switch mobile service providers over a year ago, telling me that the iPhone was coming to Verizon. I laughed. “OK, man, when it happens, I’ll swing back by.”
Looks like I may have to make good on that, though I doubt the same dude is working the kiosk.
Legitimate publications such as the Wall Street Journal, are now reporting that one of the two new iPhones set for a summer 2010 release, is being constructed for use on the Verizon Wireless network. Everyone is doing the trampoline-hop about 4G capability, etc., but I’m tired of the speculation–let’s just see it all when it goes boom.
At present, the Interweb-rumors are shouting out dates between late-June and late-July, and perhaps that is far enough out that there could be some accuracy to the claims. I’m refraining from entering into the discussion, because it’s all mere speculation; however, considering the probability:
I think we can all agree that Verizon’s overall service boasts enough mojo to embarrass anything offered by AT&T; Verizon would offer Apple another sales audience of over 80 million customers. So, really, why the hold up? A couple of reasons.
Apple once publicly stated that they had little interest in constructing a phone for the CDMA cellular network. Secondly, Apple has been in a contract of exclusivity with AT&T for three years. The sad thing about the deal between the two technological super-powers is the fact that Apple has steadily progressed, and AT&T is just as crappy as it was before the advent of the iPhone.
In regards to the CDMA, hands-off policy, the Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous other blogs and nerds, including me today, are reporting that Apple has contracted Pegatron Technology to develop the CDMA iPhone model. Yes, the one that would work for Verizon. Can you hear me now, or what!?
(Image via: Apple)