According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has already started to mass produce a CDMA iPhone which will most probably arrive on Verizon by early 2011. Industry sources claim that the CDMA iPhone will boast a design that is similar to that of the iPhone 4, although the fruity company is also working on a fifth-generation iPhone simultaneously that will obviously boast a different design. Guess long time Verizon subscribers need not seethe their teeth in frustration anymore with such news that edges closer to a confirmed deal. If this goes through, chances are Qualcomm’s also in the know as they were chosen to build baseband components for the iPhone and iPad, being a dominant player in the CDMA chipset market.
Update: WSJ has changed their article by rewriting it in a way where it more or less confirms the availability of a CDMA iPhone on Verizon Wireless early next year, while seeing the end of an exclusive deal with AT&T. Will we see a mass migration from AT&T to Verizon Wireless then? How will Android-powered smartphones handle this new competitor?
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