The rumors of the iPhone coming to Verizon's vast network
are about as old as the iPhone itself. Now it appears that the long wait is close to being over. BusinessWeek
reported last week that the Verizon iPhone would be here before Valentines
Piling on that report, PocketNow
and Redmond Pie have uncovered some
new information that shows that Verizon and its partners are gearing up for the
iPhone 4. Verizon Trademark Services LLC has already bought both iphoneonverizon.com
to PocketNow, both sites were
owned by Jim Benton and are currently being used as link farms.
In addition, Redmond
Pie points out that Case-Mate
has jumped the gun a bit by putting a landing page on its website dedicated to
iPhone 4 accessories. Although we're curious as to why a Verizon iPhone would
need its own specially designed case/marketing, the pages that referenced the
items have already been taken down (perhaps either Verizon or Apple wasn't too
happy about its existence).
Even though the page is not currently available, Google
cache still has all the goods including this message from Case-Mate:
Wait is over: iPhone 4 for Verizon is Coming
waiting game is finally over. After three long years and countless numbers of
rumors, the iPhone 4 will soon be available on the Verizon network. The
subscribers of the United States’ largest carrier can all breathe a sigh of
relief. And start making plans to camp out at their local Apple store.
Verizon already has a slew of Android-based smartphones in
product portfolio, so it will be interesting to see how many new Verizon,
current Verizon, and defecting AT&T iPhone customers will flock to Verizon’s
quote: just a rebranded AT&T iPhone with that works on CDMA
quote: et's see... several tech writers have named the iPhone4, the one with the "AntennaGate" issue, as THE BEST cell phone. Fr'instance, the Wall St Journal's Mossberg — woops, best tech gadget, not just phones. This despite its being available in the US only on AT&T. And somehow, the iPhone5 is spozed to be lousier when it moves to Verizon? Think that Apple has spent a whole year carefully dismantling all its features to make it sell slowly, maybe to spite Verizon for not taking it in 2006? And to reward AT&T for its rather weak coverage & reliability? I give you credit for a great (if warped) sense of humor. Not saying that the Droids aren't capable, just that if Verizon wanted to put all its money on Android not getting tripped up by patents or anti-trust, or just continuing to be second choice for millions of Americans, they wouldn't have to do a thing.
quote: On Verizon, I will have to hang to GPS or check mail, or worst use the internet.
quote: Finally, I can get a mobile phone that I can make calls on.
quote: Makes me wonder why would anybody want a smaller screen?