Fortune confirms Verizon is getting the iPhone

As with several reports of the rumored Verizon iPhone, the news is the same. But today, Fortune, the big boys of the business world have confirmed what we told you-all last year, Verizon is getting Apple’s iPhone. We’ve known that the testing was already well into the works on the latest iPhone. Verizon has been testing their network capacity with CDMA as well as LTE trials. Also, Verizon is getting ready to lite-up their LTE network in over 30 cities by the end of the year. What does that mean for Apple’s iPhone fans? Finally a choice in providers.

According to the report:

Fortune has confirmed that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011.

And now that Verizon’s tiered data plans have kicked-into effect, you can bet that this was surely put into place for not only the company’s current handsets but for the data hogs to come, including the new CDMA, LTE or or dual band CDMA/LTE iPhone 4.

 

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[Update -Android] Verizon looks to Google’s OS for new tablet

According to a report today by WSJ, Verizon Wireless is working with Google Inc. on a tablet computer, the carrier’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam, said Tuesday, as the company endeavors to catch up with iPad host AT&T Inc. in devices that connect to wireless networks.

“What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are?” Mr. McAdam said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We’re working on tablets together, for example. We’re looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience.”

Mr. McAdam acknowledged that Verizon has some catching up to do in the field. AT&T is the carrier for Amazon.com Inc.’s popular Kindle and the new iPad.

“They were able to get out of the box faster,” Mr. McAdam said.

We can probably expect to see something by the holiday season Q4 of this year.

[Update] – According to Bloomberg, it looks as though the Google based tablet is going to be running the newest version of Android. More details will be unveiled later in the week. Definitely something to look forward to! Google I/O is getting more exciting every day. [Via Engadget]

[via WSJ]