Verizon Apple Partnership to Sell iPhones Unlikely After Google Deal: IDC

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According to IDC, the partnership seems to be closed from both the ends. Although iPhone users have expressed their displeasure over
time and again, Apple does not seem to be in any hurry to open the iPhones to another carrier. A recent report by iSuppli Corp in fact predicts an
beyond 2010.
On the other hand, Verizon has a lot of reasons to sit pretty. With the partnership with Google in place, IDC claims that Verizon in the near-term future shall solely be focused on bringing Android handsets to the users. A recent Gartner study predicts a surge in the sales of Android handsets in the next few years that could make
. In a bid to position itself as a superior network over other carriers like AT&T, IDC's Scott Ellison predicts Verizon to push its data rates up by next year. The message, he says, is for the users to either pay more for superior network or suffer poor connectivity with cheaper carriers like AT&T. This could also help keep data usage low thus strengthening its claim to be a superior network. Verizon is unlikely to convert to an LTE network anytime inside the next two years that will make it capable to carry the GSM-oriented
with the construction of an HSPA 7.2 network in 25 cities is likely to be completed only by the end of 2010 and so it is going to be one more year before iPhone users in the US can expect improved network services. With Verizon mulling over an increase in data rates, and the AT&T Mobility CEO hinting at rationing of data usage, we wonder which is the lesser of the two evils. Which one would you choose? Please let us know in the comments.

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