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Here We Go Again: Verizon iPhone Coming in Early 2011

The rumors that Verizon Wireless would have the Apple iPhone by next January may be coming true.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published an exclusive report quoting saying Verizon will have a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 by the first quarter of 2011.

Apple also is developing a new edition of the iPhone, inside sources said, according to the WSJ.

If indeed the latest round of speculation pans out and weve been hearing all year of a Verizon iPhone then AT&T will be dealt quite a blow. The operator has been the exclusive iPhone service provider in the United States, since the handsets debut in 2007. Verizon Wireless is the largest mobile carrier in America and would stand to overpower AT&T even more with an iPhone of its own, because AT&T is not so popular among users. The company has been chided for its slow 3G network, on which most iPhones run.

The Journal offered few new details on the possible 2011 iPhone; thus, the latest report becomes another in a storm of chatter that AT&T soon will have to deal with iPhone competition. So far this year, rumor has held that both T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless would get their hands on the much-coveted device. That Verizon Wireless would obtain the iPhone seems most practical Verizon is the largest wireless company in the United States, while T-Mobile sits in fourth place.

Neither Verizon nor Apple would comment on the Journals article.


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