Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Verizon to sell iPhone in January: Report

We have predicted in the past that Verizon would get the iPhone in early 2011. We based this on just how "generous" AT&T was with iPhone 4 upgrades. It seems we may have been on the mark.

iSkin products for Mac, iPod, iPhone, and moreBloomberg is reporting that two unnamed sources (what other kind is there?) are telling them that Verizon Wireless will start selling iPhones in January, ending AT&T's exclusive hold on the device.

This would be a major plus for Apple, as well as Verizon. It's no secret while Apple's partnership with AT&T has been profitable for both companies, AT&T's 3G network has strained under the weight of the iPhone. It's unclear if Verizon will have better luck with the sheer weight of the iPhone's data load, but many believe it will.

Download 25 FREE songs at eMusic.com!As Verizon has the largest number of subscribers in the U.S. (AT&T is second), it's also believed that a move to Verizon will not just improve reliability on the device, but give Apple a huge subscriber base to expand to.

Of course, we've heard this Verizon iPhone rumor over and over again. This time, with the suspicious generosity of AT&T, as well as the fact that most believed AT&T's iPhone exclusivity ended this year, anyway, it seems real. What do you readers think?

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