The comment was reported by Business Insider which also passed along a survey from banking giant Credit Suisse that says that Verizon could end up with 23% of U.S. Apple iPhone users. The survey asked AT&T iPhone users which network they would rather be using their Apple iPhone on. 23% said Verizon, 3% selected Sprint while 2% opted for T-Mobile.
If the announcement during Tuesday's special Verizon event at Radio City Music Hall is to announce the long awaited Verizon branded Apple iPhone, we would imagine that Solomon's comment would be just the beginning of a bitter rivalry that could reach New York Yankee-Boston Red Sox levels. As far as speeds are concerned, on AT&T's HSPA 3G network the device runs at 7.2Mbps vs. the 3.1Mbps that it would run at on Verizon's EV-DO rev. A network.
23% of current Apple iPhone users would love to switch to Verizon once the carrier gets the Apple touchscreen device added to its lineup