Apple Has Ordered Qualcomm CDMA Chips For Verizon iPhone Launch In January 2011?

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spoke to, a December production run could imply a January 2011 launch of the new CDMA iPhones. The new units are reported to be ”
.
Do note that the report does not necessarily indicate an iPhone launch on Verizon since it is also likely for the device to launch on other CDMA networks like Sprint. Additionally, if the speculations we have heard in recent times are anything to go by, Apple may also be
as a potential iPhone carrier in the US market. We had recently reported that Apple 's successful partnership with Deutsche Telekom in Europe
to bring the iPhone to its US subsidiary, T-Mobile USA. It is possible for Apple to adopt its European multi-carrier strategy in the US market as well.
The strategy also makes sense considering the competition from Android in recent months. A recent report from Nielsen noted that the
in the US for the first time last quarter. As we had pointed out in our earlier story, the non-availability of the iPhone on multiple carriers was a major limitation to the consumer, which helped Android in boosting up its sale volumes. Apple may thus be looking at multiple
in order to effectively compete against Google.
Will you be switching to another carrier or will stick with AT&T? Let us know in the comments.

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