“Fortune has confirmed that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011.”
That doesn’t sound like anything more than what we have heard from several other sources already. However, given the frequency of reports in this direction over the past few weeks, we may have to give in to the fact that a Verizon iPhone is a reality this time.
That is also supported by the recent launch of the Apple iPad on the Verizon network earlier this month. The deal is being seen as a precursor to a deeper partnership between the two companies that should then inevitably include the distribution of iPhones. Pegatron and Foxconn are reported to be manufacturing these CDMA handsets the first of which will probably be released in early 2011.