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Apr 28, 2009

iPhone on Verizon? My Wallet is Toast


Apple, the maker of the popular smartphone, is conducting high-level discussions with Verizon Wireless to sell a version of the iPhone that would work on Verizon’s network, according to a person briefed on the negotiations. The phone could be available as soon as next year.

-- Verizon Said to be in Talks with iPhone. NYTimes, 28 Apr 2009

I may be assimilated...  Friends and colleagues are all moving to the iPhone, and my top objection (they're only on AT&T) is looking to disappear.  My second objection (I'd probably break it) is also fading as I see more people using them, while hearing few (if any) stories about scratches and cracks.

I'm very happy with Verizon coverage (even though it costs a ton more than AT&T), and I'm very happy with my BlackBerry email access.  But the BlackBerry camera just sucks.  So...


Image from iPhone Can Connect to Anything.  The key is my favorite.

11:08 AM in Misc. 2009 | Permalink


update -- an interesting column from ZDNet.

"Perhaps the iPhone is just a network killer. RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie revealed the company’s secret sauce a few quarters back: BlackBerries are easier on wireless networks. Is Verizon Wireless really in a rush to see if the iPhone will kill its network too? Probably not when you can just mock AT&T all day."

Oh, I hope that Verizon won't let the iPhone break the network!


Posted by: Phil | Jul 20, 2009 5:26:32 PM

But according to this April article, nothing's gonna happen until 2011.

"the fact that Verizon's 4G network won't likely be ready for handheld devices until at least 2011, I'd say that anyone who is holding out to buy an iPhone in the hopes that Verizon might pick it up within the next two years, should stop waiting."


Posted by: Phil | Jul 20, 2009 5:30:01 PM