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Verizon iPhone could be launched by November

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Verizon iPhone could be launched by November
Rodman and Renshaw analyst Ashkok Kumar has been known to make some shocking predictions about the iPhone. His latest call is for the CDMA variant of Apple's touchscreen device to get launched in Novermber by Verizon. Kumar says that Apple's manufacturing partner, Asustek, is planning on building up production of the handset. Earlier this year when reports of a Verizon branded iPhone were heated up,we told you that contract manufacturer Pegatron would be making the phones. What is interesting is that the latter is a division of Asustek. When coincidences start piling up, it usually means that there is some veracity to a story. Even if we get a November iPhone launch for Big Red, don't expect an announcement at next week's WWDC show. Instead, we could see this story reappear later in 2010.

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source: TheStreet




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


ay how i wish this was true who cares if u cannot surf the web and talk at the same time on verizon. off all the people i know that have at&t i dont know any one who does that .Besides when verizon take out 4G LTE it will fix that because LTE provides voice and data at the same time just like gsm ..

posted on 31 May 2010, 00:56

2. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Gee, the article I just read on CNN said don't expect a Verizon iPhone. It would be wise to wait for 4G anyway. I wish iPhoneArena would quit releasing news like this. Every month, "Verizon iPhone coming soon!", "Verizon getting iPhone this summer?", "Verizon fans, you'll have an iPhone in your hands very soon!" Please! Don't be a troll. I think the Biblical Rapture is easier to predict than what Apple plans to do with their so-called "wonder phone".

posted on 31 May 2010, 01:05

4. gree.TVXQnakk. (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)


AMEN!!!

posted on 31 May 2010, 01:31

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you sir saved me the task of making that rant. very nice. xD

posted on 31 May 2010, 10:42

8. The Zune Lune (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


Yeah, Jobs' ego is to big and hist of demands to long for Verizon to bite.

posted on 31 May 2010, 10:52

9. Trevsx1000 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)


Its coming in 2012 along with the apocalypse. Oh and *Do not want*

posted on 31 May 2010, 15:18

14. iceman23 (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)


+1

posted on 31 May 2010, 00:57

3. matistight (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 May 2009)


fake hahah

posted on 31 May 2010, 09:14

6. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


long live Android

posted on 31 May 2010, 09:38

7. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Enough is enough with this crap! We will believe it when we see it!

posted on 31 May 2010, 11:42

10. Sureal (Posts: 38; Member since: 31 Jan 2010)


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP WITH THESE STORIES as a verizon salesman im about at my breaking point with customers coming in saying we are getting the iphone soon AS WITH ALL APPLE PRODUCTS MADE IN THE LAST 15 YEARS IT WILL NOT HAPPEN UNTIL STEVE JOBS SAYS IT, so i dont care who you know, what you think you know, where you read it, IT WILL NOT HAPPEN UNTIL STEVE IS ON STAGE WITH A BIG RED V BEHIND HIM holy crap stop this now

posted on 31 May 2010, 12:49

11. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


LOL, you dont have to read these articles if you dont want to. I think phonearena puts these up on purpose just to stir up the pot.

posted on 31 May 2010, 12:51

12. corporateJP (Posts: 1877; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Asscock Kumar, huh? Wasn't this the same guy in your story last year that said the same thing? If there's no news, it's better off to report nothing than something with no credibility. Screw Apple anyhow. Who wants this locked-down garbage dragging the network south anyways?

posted on 31 May 2010, 15:40

15. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


LMAO!!! Haha! Way to call that... F-ing Hilarious!

posted on 31 May 2010, 13:19

13. PDPA (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 May 2010)


These types of unsubstantiated rumors do nothing but serve Apple's interests to reduce Verizon's sales of Android phones to its customers who think an iphone might be worth waiting for. It also improves Apple's bargaining power against Verizon when negotiating for the actual Verizon iphone. This is an old IBM trick: generate rumors of an upcoming (supposedly better) product release to reduce your competitor's success with its new product launches. The real question should be: where are these rumors generating from and what's the hidden agenda. Personally I believe that the android phones will surpass the iphone in all respects by next year. There is no reason for Verizon to give Apple anything extra (like AT&T did) to get their phone. Apple won't be leading the pack as the best 'all out' phone for much longer. There really isn't any need for Verizon to get the iphone other than taking customers away from AT&T who want a better network.

posted on 31 May 2010, 16:07

16. dyster (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I agree. And with the WebOS master now at the helm of the Android UI, we can expect some amazing changes in the next 12 months. IMO, Steve should have paid this guy to sit on the beach somewhere because from what his accomplishments are, he will make Android way better thus affect iPhone sales.

posted on 31 May 2010, 17:21

17. matistight (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 May 2009)


why bag on a product, and then want to start selling it? iDont? Droid does? is that already in the past? Verizon is dumb

posted on 31 May 2010, 17:45

18. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


Verizon is not getting the IPhone anytime soon. Didn't people see the contract thru 2012??? People keep saying this and I have no idea why. The only thing Verizon is launching in the fall is LTE aircards and Google Tablets. Windows 7 phones are coming as well. As much as people want us to get it, not happening. People need to learn the IPhone is out dated news now and start moving over to the Android platform. As long as they continue to let AT&T and Jobs think for them, then they will be stuck in the situation they are in. VERIZON DOESNT NEED AND ISNT GETTING THE IPHONE anytime soon people!!!! Get over it.

posted on 31 May 2010, 19:34

19. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


why would verizon owners want a device that is a backwards step to whats available? eff apple

posted on 02 Jun 2010, 12:54

20. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


name ONE thing the iphone can do that the Incredible cant? Oh beside have smaller screen,with lower resolution. Slower processor, lower mega pixel camera, ridiculous requirements on the Apple market.... and a unreplaceable battery? why would verizon want the iphone? so you fanboys can stay trendy?

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 08:39

21. matistight (Posts: 206; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Oh, your not stuck on stupid verizon, you can use it overseas instead of paying 100'S of dollars for calling, touch screen is more responsive that any phone(coming from a kid who used the droid, nexus one, and hd2), and anything is better than android. Has good apps, can jailbreak to get free app store apps. Much easier jailbreaking than rooting. Most of your operating system and ui and the whole app sort of thing and touch screen that you don't have to smash for it the work: all taken from the idea of the iPhone. Face it, the iPhone was a revolution and helped everyone. App store was apple first. I like my 3gs, mainly because I'm on t mobile, also because I bought mine :) so deal with apple, they will be here for a long time. And have fun with all the bugs on your "incredible" because for not having a battery to easily take out, there has been no use to take it out in the first place. Deal with it and be happy verizon isn't getting the iPhone

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