Verizon May Use CES 2011 to Unveil CDMA iPhone



It doesn’t take much to get rumors flying. For example, the news Verizon’s CEO will deliver the keynote speech at CES 2011 in January. Naturally, this points to the oft-rumored CDMA iPhone. Maybe.

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg’s speech could have a number of meanings. It could be a sign of the rise of the cell phone as a key component to consumer electronics. It could be an opportunity for Verizon to talk about its leading role in advancing Android-based handsets. However, it is unlikely Seidenberg would upstage Apple CEO Steve Jobs, given the Apple co-founder’s penchant for controlling the message.

Even so, the speculation is rampant. For some time, reports have been floated that Apple is working on a CDMA version of its iconic handset and that Verizon might be the carrier the Cupertino, Calif. company picks to expand its U.S. carrier partnership. Or maybe it will be T-Mobile USA? The guessing game continues.



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