Verizon iPhone: Announcement coming on January 11

Summary:After a flurry of news at CES, Verizon has one more card up its sleeve -- a big one -- and it will reveal it on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Is it the Apple iPhone?

Updated: Verizon this afternoon sent to a select group of press an invite for an event in New York City on Tuesday, January 11, days after the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show comes to a close.

Does the Apple iPhone cometh? You bet. The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon Wireless will announce its CDMA iPhone.

Verizon instructed recipients to keep the invitation under their hats, so to speak, but AllThingsD's John Paczkowski defied their request, thus opening the floodgates to murmurs around the web.

In fairness, here's my invite:

Note the swanky location -- New York's Lincoln Center is where the ballet and opera call home -- and the inherent suggestion that there's more news. That news is the iPhone.

Considering the incredible amount of news the carrier generated during CES -- read more here, here, here, here and here -- it's a little unusual that such a high-profile event would follow an already major press effort this week from the company. (Which this year not only had its own stuffed-to-the-gills press conference, but a keynote address.)

I guess the iPhone is a big deal, no?

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Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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