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iPhone, Verizon, and the Network

June 30, 2010 9:37:05.267

Yesterday I sounded skeptical about the latest "iPhone on Verizon" rumor. However, there is this tidbit:

This information comes from a new tipster, but we have very good reason to believe that Verizon will begin rolling out its LTE network in 25 markets starting on November 15th. While 25 markets might not sound like a lot, but apparently they’re enough to give 100 million subscribers access to the next-generation wireless network.

I'm no wireless expert, but I seem to recall that LTE merges Verizon's network with the next gen global wireless standard - which would make their network a lot more suitable for the iPhone as far as Apple is concerned. Just as the existing phone has the 2g (Edge) and 3g (GSM) radios, a Verizon edition could have a 3g (CDMA) and 4g (LTE) radio. Does that make sense? I guess we'll find out.

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posted by James Robertson

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