The idea of a Verizon iPhone never seems to go away, it has been this way since Apple’s first smartphone hit the market back in 2007. Now it is time to get real about the possibility of Big Red getting what is still the best selling smartphone.
Ross Rubin from Engadget explains that the idea of an Verizon iPhone has been one of the most wanted things in the cell phone industry, and still is — although with the current batch of Android smartphones, this is not as popular as it has been.
Back in 2007 and for the most part of 2008 Verizon customers watched in envy as AT&T customers enjoyed using their touchscreen phone, as it was no secret that rival phone makers were unable to offer anything that came close.
2009 and more importantly 2010 is a different story, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers do not seem as bothered as they have done in the past — this is because of the range of new smartphones that are now more than a match for the iPhone.
Rubin picks up on the fact that many consider Android a “poor man’s iOS”, but those people are dwindling as more now consider Android mobile OS as a “superior alternative.”
Many will wonder why Apple signed a three-year contract? There were rumors that Verizon wanted too much percentage for each handset, maybe this was the reason why Apple stuck with AT&T — but surly they are kicking themselves for such a long contract.
Whether the iPhone will come to Verizon this year or next is anyone’s guess — but time is running out, as Big Red users begin to get bored of the wait. View Alan Ng’s poll asking what is more wanted – the White iPhone 4 or the Verizon iPhone?
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