After years of demand by Verizon subscribers, they may be happy come next week if early reports are correct. This year may finally witness the much awaited launch of the Verizon iPhone. The buzz has strengthened after it has been reported that Cupertino based Apple which makes iPhone has cut short the vacation time for its employees for the first week of February. The industry veterans who are acquainted with the way Apple functions says that a blacked-out weekend generally indicates a product launch. Verizon on its part has said that they will make a big announcement soon after the CES is over. The buzz says the Verizon announcement will come on January 11th.
Verizon has asked a number of journalists in an event that will be held in New York City on Tuesday. The details of the event has been kept under wraps but Verizon’s COO and president Lowell McAdam will deliver a speech there as it has been reported. Ever since Apple took the smart phone market by storm with its launch of iPhone the device has been offered on AT&T’s network. The contract has prevented any other network provider so far from offering iPhone. However, the buzz is that the exclusive AT&T contract may soon come to an end and Verizon will launch iPhone.
Verizon is now busy rolling out its next generation LTE network in USA which will replace the existing 3G network eventually. While it unveiled a number of tablets and smart phones at CES there is no indication if the iPhone offered by it will be compatible with LTE or not.