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Verizon sending invites for a mystery event on January 11

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Verizon sending invites for a mystery event on January 11
So, the dust at CES 2011 hasn't even settled yet, but it looks like the leading U.S. carrier is gearing up to host what may turn out to be one quite interesting event.

Apparently, Verizon is sending out invitations for a mystery event that will take place at New York's Lincoln Center on January 11 – Tuesday. Do you think what we think? Of course, if a Verizon iPhone is to be announced, we can't imagine a better time, especially after all the rumors pointing out that the much-desired handset will finally be introduced right after CES 2011.

This must be it, guys! Verizon President Lowell McAdam is to host the event, which gives it just enough weight, but we wonder if Steve Jobs would drop by as well? We really doubt it that Apple's CEO would miss the introduction of the CDMA iPhone, if such happens. Anyway, at least there's not much time until we find what this is all about.

At this year's CES, Verizon already announced a bunch of killer smartphones, including the Motorola DROID BIONIC, LG Revolution, HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone, but an eventual iPhone announcement would certainly shake things up even further. What are your thoughts on this?

source: Engadget

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posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:32 3

1. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


LOL, a VERIZON IPHONE?? It has to be...I mean what else could it be?? A quad core phone with 4GB RAM running dual OSes and goes by the name of FIDO??

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:32 3

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


Its gonna happen this time... theres enough proof and also enough weight to be true.

The best would be to have McAdam just hanging out on stage talking and to have Jobs all a sudden walk out.... the room would explode and we'd all be tossed into the matrix.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:47 3

3. MEGUY (unregistered)


I DONT THINK THAT IT IS THE CDMA IPHONE, JUST BECAUSE ANDROIDS ARE OUT SELLING IPHONES AND THE DROID IS JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER IF IT DOES HAPPEN YAY BUT I JUST DONT SEE IT HAPPENING

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:07 3

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1044; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Why all CAPS?

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:36 4

16. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)


stop yelling at me

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:46 5

19. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


I think the iPhone is a waste now that Verizon tore it open with the Moto Bionic. Yea Buddy!!!! It will probably do as good as the Palm Pre. LOL O' and it will probably come out on mother's day as as Palm Pre. LOL Sorry crapple, game over!

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:48 1

4. MEGUY (unregistered)


On top of that Verizon would have to buy out the att contract which i sure is a boat load lol

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 18:51 2

34. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


apples making the money off the iphones. Apple makes 350 off each iphone while it will take verizon up to a year to start making money after substidizing it

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:50 5

5. Slammer (Posts: 990; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


There is lettle doubt that this could be the moment Verizon subs have been waiting for. However, javing previously owned an iPhone, I think many will jump to try it only to find out that Today's devices are more than what the iPhone really is.

Yes, the UI is smooth and the graphics are clear, but those never locked into a walled garden, are going to be somewhat disappointed. I predict extremely good sales, but also see a defection back to Android. I have already heard from many that as soon as their contract is up, they are going to Android. My Nieces and Nephews are at the age where everyone they know has gotten Android based phones. This starts the trend. There are many that have had iphones and their contracts have ended or going to end. I see sales of future iPhone purchasers passing existing iPhone users like two ships on the ocean.

John B.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 23:45

54. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


But there are also those who've tried android and went to iPhone. No doubt Android does a lot, but I think Apple does fewer better. I'd rather wait for Apple to get the features that Android has like notifications and customizability, than to wait for Android to get a better app store and become more fluid.

And most people with Android, don't even know they have it so I don't really understand this "android is for smart people" deal.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:50 2

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


there will be a standing ovation unlike anything the world has ever seen if this happens.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 15:54 4

7. Favela (unregistered)


it's gonna happen and when it does it's rumored that AT&T will loose over 1.1 million customers I wonder why though I mean they do have great phone service and I love how my phone calls have never dropped while on a very important conversion " cough "

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:09

9. skymitch89 (Posts: 1044; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


This fits in with the rumors. They said after Christmas, right after CES, and now they are saying Feb 3. Anyone from Phonearena going to go?

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:17 1

10. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


I guarantee att doesn't lose 1.1 million customers. Att would make a killing on early termination fees. Also Verizon has to throw a pretty penny to kill that att/apple contract. I think it'll be the iPhone 4 but I think people have grown kinda tired of hearing it but it will sell.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:22 3

11. T (unregistered)


Ok guys... This isn't an iPhone. I talked to my cousins friends uncle who once owned and iPhone and he said that he heard from his neighbors friends aunt that the iPhone wouldn't be released until 2012.

I heard from my other neighbors cat that AT&T is actually buying Verizon out.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 19:22

44. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


lol!!

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 10:24

66. VZWSV (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Stoopidest comment evarrrr.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:30 1

12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


this would be so funny if its not xD taha but it is so sad 4 at&t xD haha hoggers

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:32 1

13. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


It is the iphone, I happen to work for Verizon and have received tips that we will be getting it "VERY SOON" and also that Apple will be handling all warranty issues and even questions. All we (Verizon) will be doing is selling the device. This is going to be huge, and we will be taking training classes soon.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:08 2

26. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Do you value your job...you are about to be fired....

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 18:33

91. lol (unregistered)


dido, you must be the new guy aka soon to be fired guy

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:33 2

27. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


Sure do. Its a great company. Im annoymous. Not registered, and fake name lol

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 09:08 1

59. phoneguy38843448 (unregistered)


Got an ip address? Then u are not anonymous. Lol

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 00:21

55. sean (unregistered)


more than likely you do not work for verizon, and all you are trying to do is get a rise out of people on here. stop being stupid and trying to hype up the iphone. this charade has gone on long enough

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 09:13 1

60. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


little kid, I really do work for Verizon. Trace IP then it could be any of us over here haha

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 12:04 1

70. THE QUEEN (unregistered)


shut up Johnny you really dont work for Verizon or you would know that there is no training.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 12:14 1

72. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


Actually there is training for the Iphone, it will be 3-5 days before actual release of the phone. So many haters on this website sheeshhhhhh. Training is mandatory in order to learn about the phone before we sell it!!!

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 14:24 1

88. THE QUEEN (unregistered)


I'm very curious Johnnyboy what exactly was the last training you received for a mobile device? I'd hardly imagine that a wireless company would employ someone like you who types like you're five. Then again.. maybe they need the ignorance for entertainment purposes. :)

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 13:28 1

75. Iphonelover (unregistered)


JonnyBoy are you taking reservations for it? xo ill totally get one from you. Where do you work?

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:32 2

14. obamabinladin (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


this is bull again there will never be an iPhone for Verizon. There's been a Verizon iPhone since 2007...it doesn't take 4 years to make a phone. get it out of your heads its another rumor to make you all have joy and excitement over nothing.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 10:27 2

67. VZWSV (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


It doesn't take 4yrs to MAKE a phone dummy, but does to come to agreements on Apple's sociopath pricing, etc... I as well work for VZW. The stupid iphone is coming, sadly. There are leaked sku's already from our order site for accessories as well.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 00:55 1

82. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Good luck finding another job after security pulls you off your computer for violating company policy....

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:24 1

92. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


what are you? the internet police? get off the guys dick already

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:35 2

15. c (unregistered)


T- you are a moron. Att can't manage their own network. How do you think they would be able to afford buying VZW? Especially because Verizon is the largest carrier in the country. Not going to happen. Also, vzw runs a cdma network with lte and att has a GSM network that hasn't even finished their 3g network.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 19:26 2

45. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


ok... i dont know why i have to sypher through these comments and reply to retardation but it must be done... it was a joke dude... he said his cat gave him the info... lol. some people just cant pick up on humor

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 09:24 1

64. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


hahaha same here

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:37 4

17. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


AT&T barely even has 3G coverage. I feel bad for their customers because they do not have the option for unlimited internet on smart phones like we do on Verizon. Poor guys.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 18:51 2

35. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Hey Jonnyboy, you don't work for Verizon because you would know that, Verizon isn't unlimited, it's really a 5gb cap. ATT is the 2nd largest in the nation, I highly doubt the need sympathy.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 19:07 1

39. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


Actually it is unlimited. You are a joke. Go use your limited internet lol. I average a little over 11 GB of usage. And all I pay 29.99 for unlimited data. No overages or imaginary 5 GB caps.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 19:10 2

42. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


i work for verizon as well and its 29.99 a month for unlimited internet on pda's. get your facts straight trenitty ... lol. the 5gb cap only refers to mobile hotspots. doofus...

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 19:53 1

47. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Doofus huh but he calls them pda's still and not smartphones. I'll leave the name calling to children. Keep being tough behind the computer, your so scary. If it's unlimited, then great, if not still don't give a crap. btw jonnyboy, I have ATT w/unlimited data grandfathered in and have went over 5gb many times and never heard a peep from ATT and Verizon(for work) which I don't pay for unlike you who works for them. So yeah i'll go enjoy as much internet as I want to and still pay less than you.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 20:00 3

48. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


pay less? didnt he say he works for verizon? i think therefore he pays less then you dude lol. good for you... your grandfathered in but what matters is new customers and people who want a reliable network.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 20:42 2

53. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


Lol trenitty your a noob. Oh sorry for the name calling. Its good that att has a loyal customer like you. They will need you, bad. If you have both I'm sure you now see why verizon is number one in the country.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 13:52

87. Verizon (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 May 2010)


Go have fun enjoying as much internet as you can when you will only get service in major cities. 5X more 3g network buddy. And, it's all about the future. I have not herd AT&T say one thing about their 4G network?

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 15:51

89. lovedove (unregistered)


Johnnyboy - you actually pay the full 29.99 for data? If you actually worked for Verizon Wireless you wouldn't be paying for data at all.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 00:27 2

56. sean (unregistered)


you guys are dumb. i highly doubt anyone on this website works for any of the mobile companies. anyone with brains is able to do their research and post intelligent comments on here. and if you do work for verizon or any other mobile company there is no way for you to prove it without loosing your job. so stop talking trash and enjoy the posts and rumors and stop spoiling it for everyone else

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 09:18 2

61. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


Not spoiling anything just letting Verizon ppl hear exactly what they are wanting to hear. Just like this article is doing. Sean your a hater!

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:38 3

18. Hope (unregistered)


I hope it is just so we can stop hearing all of this speculation!!! Who REALLY cares?!

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:51

20. Jonnyboy (unregistered)


Well the Iphone isnt in the new rebate forms dating 1/10/2011-02/14/2011, then again I don't think Apple Iphone even has rebates anyways. Considering they usually go with GB size instead.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:52 1

21. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Apple introduce their products very secretive ways so no other company can copy or clone it the easy way like 1st iPhone, 2nd iPhone, 3rd iPhone, 4th iPhone, 5th iPhone, MacBook Air, iPad, Apps store and others. Apple is always ahead of other company in technology, design, style, innovative, patents, and others secretive ways of doing business. Other companies are a year behind Apple in all those fields. Apple is like a Superman in phone technology.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 20:11 2

50. Gawain (Posts: 349; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Is that why the iPhone couldn't handle MMS for its first two-and-a-half-years in existence? :-P Just ribbin' ya, but Apple is not so far advanced. Their approach is different - function follows form in the world of Apple. If they weren't, there wouldn't have been all those battery explosions or MacAir overheating issues, etc.

It's simply a different approach. Their cult following certainly gives them a market force that other companies don't have, that's for certain.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 13:38

76. dpullen81 (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Dec 2010)


hahahaha som do your research before commenting... research has shown that it will take up to 15 years for apple to catch google on their phone OS. there have been many articles done on this study...

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 16:56 3

22. none (unregistered)


everyone knows the IPHONE sucks ...............but whats funny if that they are turning it in to and android iphone .....but still going to suck.....drop calls cant send pix and flx good,sorry but the iphone and apple just sucks...i mean if you like to have a phone that can do it all just get and android phone ..........IPHONE you need to stop making shitting phones and just stay with the ipods ...lol lol lol ..............................................

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:01

25. teeman (unregistered)


yea iphone sucks ass the only peeps that like it is the ones that dont know to much about phones learn how too or go home

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:30 1

93. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


you both sound so ignorant its not even funny. If the phone "sucks ass" the how do you explain the millions of sells of the device?... but I'm sure they don't teach common sense where you two are from. Best of luck, you all are going to need it

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:00 1

23. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


This would be interesting to see. This would truly reveal whether or not the iphone4, which is already over 6 months old, still has the appeal or can still compete against newly released android powerhouse devices with Verizon. The iphone4 doesn't really have strong rivals within AT&T. But now that it's going to branch out to Verizon, which already has a line of established and capable android smatphones, it would be spectacular to see how the Verizon newbie, but already out for a while iphone4, would fair against those devices as well. My prediction is. The iphone4 will still successfully sell. But I do not expect it to be as successful as it was with AT&T back in late June of 2010. The iphone that everyone should watch out for though, would be the iphone5. Apple is not just sitting back while the others boast of dual core chips and all. Apple has bought several rights and registered several patents in 2010 relating to both hardware and software that they may likely integrate into the next generation iphone.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:00 5

24. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


I think its funny how alot of people come on here and bash the iphone stories saying who cares and there never gonna get or its not gonna do well because of android. But just look how many people comment on the iphone stories.. If you dont care why would you take the time to click on the story read it and than comment on it!!?? wether its good or bad the iphone still gets all the attention. no other story has as many comments as the iphone ones.. Alot of us know that droids can do more than the Iphone cause we are obviously into tech.. But the majority of cell phone owners could care less they just want a phone with good battery life quality apps and easy to use wich the iphone delivers.. having said that I myself am a android user and always will be cause i like the customization but im not gonna go out of my way and bash the phone that paved the way for android. No iphone would have meant no android.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:49 4

28. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


People love drama....

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:49

29. Mike (unregistered)


The fact of the matter is. Everytime Verizon and Apple let this rumor fly. Their market value you goes up. This could just be an announcement on LTE prices and maybe a price drop. I am just going to wait for the news. The verizon customers have been have been using droids for a while now. Many are devoted. We have had probably the best line up of smartphone choices around. If the iPhone does come to Verizon it will be the first real test of Apple competing against Android in the US. Also Android has sold more outside the US as well. Sure some Android users will head to iPhone, but I think that is because they are just apple freaks anyway and they need all things Apple. It seems Google has made some serious fans too. I am an Android fan. I will not be buying an iPhone no matter what carrier they go too. Given the growing use of Android on TV and other cross devices. Perhaps Google can do what no one else has been able to do. Actually topple Apple and make their OS the one that everyone wants.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:52

30. zfly9 (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)


Um,http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704739504576068170230339348.html?mod=rss_whats_news_te chnology

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