Forget the iSlate ... Is the iPhone Headed for Verizon Soon?
January 20, 2010
One analyst predicts next week's Apple event will involve news of the iPhone's availability on networks besides AT&T.
The buzz about Apple's upcoming press event is a rumored tablet, but one research analyst is calling for multiple announcements from the company, including news that the iPhone will be free to seek a home away from AT&T.
The widespread belief among bloggers and journalists is that next week's Apple event in San Francisco will be the formal introduction of the long-rumored tablet, often described as an "iPod Touch on steroids."
But it seems the news won't be limited to just the tablet, slate, or whatever name Apple has chosen for it. The growing rumor, no doubt spurred on by some wishful thinking, is the "V" word-Verizon.
Dissatisfaction with AT&T, Apple's exclusive partner for the iPhone, is as well documented as the tablet rumors. AT&T has taken a pounding for its congested networks and despite promises and excuses, it still fails to deliver. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, iPhone users saw their phone turned into an iPod Touch, as the AT&T coverage was effectively gone, while Verizon users had no such problems.