Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Apple <3 Verizon ?

If you've been suffering from iPhone-envy, but were stuck with a carrier other than AT&T - this might be the news you've been waiting for. Unfortunately it's only a rumor at this point, but a glimmer of hope is better than no hope at all. Apple To Launch iPhone On Verizon Wireless?
So, this is a pretty sketchy report, but fascinating if right.

A Rome-based reporter for the Bangalore-based tech news site ITExaminer.com is reporting that ‘deep throats’ at Apple (AAPL) say ‘iPhones for Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) will be announced soon.’ Of course, the iPhone until now been available in the U.S. only via AT&T (T). If the report is true, Apple would gain access to many additional potential new customers; this would obviously be good for Verizon Wireless, not so good for AT&T.

An excerpt from the story:

While the deal is so secret that Apple will not even hint that it is happening, the outfit had been trying to find EVDO and CDMA Engineers for months in their online iPhone job postings. While EVDO could cover a wide range of 3G skills, it is more likely that Apple is specifically after the Verizon Wireless standard.
We’ll see.

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