Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Will we see a Verizon iPhone this year?

This question has been in the air for a few years now. Is 2010 the year when we'll see the Apple iPhone appear on the Verizon network? Last year, I think I would have said, "yes, we'll see an iPhone on Verizon in 2009." Well, it's now 2010 and there's still no iPhone on the Verizon network.

My gut tells me that we won't see the iPhone until 2011. I think it will be the iPhone 4G. I don't think we'll see a CDMA version of the iPhone 3G on the Verizon network. It's just a gut feeling, but I think Verizon is probably going to be in a better position to push the Android OS through smartphones like the Motorola Droid, the Motorola Endeavor, the Google Nexus One, the HTC Incredible, the HTC Droid Eris, and others. I don't think they should get "distracted" by the Apple iPhone this year. This way, if AT&T continues to suffer network problems due to the heightened bandwidth usage caused by the iPhone and iPad, then AT&T customers will be very eager to switch to Verizon next year.

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