Bloomberg News reported today, that Verizon will be offering the iPhone in January 2011, citing multiple anonymous sources.
This follows a Wall Street Journal report that Apple will begin making CDMA iPhones in September.
Apple and Verizon do not comment on these kinds of forward looking statements. The iPhone which has been an AT&T exclusive should give Verizon a boost UBS AG analyst Jod Hodulik estimated in an interview that Verizon
customers, who numbered
92.8 million at the end of the first quarter, could buy 3 million
iPhones a quarter, he estimates.
Apple sold over 1.7 million iPhone 4
through Saturday, June 26, three days after its launch on June 24, even
with reception issues, while the iOS 4 is putting a drain on iPhone 3G
The iPhone 4 suffers from
attenuation/reception issues when held with a left hand. An iOS
4.0.1 software fix is in the works and may arrive as early as
Monday, according to Apple Insider.
Verizon's most anticipated smartphone right now is the well-reviewed Droid X.
has had considerable success with the Droid line
of smartphones the well-reviewed
HTC Droid Incredible continually sells out and does not ship for
a few weeks. The original Droid
out- sold the iPhone 1G over the first 74 days, coming in at just
one million sold. Images and some specs have been leaked of the Droid
by Motorola with a new keyboard and color.