Get ready for Verizon’s ‘Dream Phone’
The most talked-about cellphone in America is one that doesn’t officially exist: the Verizon iPhone. Ever since the 2007 launch of Apple’s iPhone — which crippled swaths of AT&T’s network — consumers have yearned for a Verizon iPhone as if it were the Second Coming. When Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest mobile-phone operator, recently agreed to sell Apple’s iPad tablet bundled with a MiFi card that works on Verizon’s network, tech analysts and media were abuzz with speculation that the real news — the announcement of the much-anticipated Verizon iPhone — was in the offing. “Apple and Verizon Wireless finally are getting it on. But are there bigger plans in the works?” tech site Appolicious asked after the companies announced their iPad pact. (The answer: yes. Fortune has confirmed that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011.)
Please note the last sentence in parenthesis. Fortune has confirmed that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011.
Let that sink in for a minute and then go read the rest of the article, which is a good profile piece about Verizon’s CEO, Ivan Seidenberg.