Looking back at tech news for the last 7 days, one of the biggest stories was the long rumored Verizon iPhone 4G. While many sites have been reporting every little rumor for some time, WSJ kick started a hype not seen for months thanks to their “Verizon iPhone” posting.
If true, the Verizon iPhone release date will stay a mystery for a few weeks yet – at least to WWDC 2010 – and no amount of leaked images, and rumored hardware shipments will make Apple spill the beans earlier than they already plan to.
Are the other phone brands worried? Research in Motion – maker of the BlackBerry – continues to be top for smartphone market share, and they have the most to lose from a Verizon iPhone. It’s believed that RIM are “likely to hold a leading position” if this rumor turns out true, according to CNN’s Money channel.
Apple has almost saturated the market for iPhones on AT&T – according to PC World – so the next step to expand iPhone user base is to add another wireless provider, which ending exclusivity with AT&T seems inevitable. You may want to read the interesting article on PC World, which claims AT&T customers could benefit from a Verizon iPhone.
The reality of a Verizon iPhone brings problems for some phone users, and this includes those that updated their phone and moved network to AT&T recently. Ending a contract early will cost you, are you willing to pay high costs to move to a Verizon iPhone?
So back to our title: Verizon users, will you be trading in your smartphone for the iPhone 4G (4th generation) if it’s released in 2010?