Will Apple announce the Verizon iPhone on February 3rd?

Summary:February will be a busy month for mobile with HP's webOS event, Mobile World Congress, and maybe even an Apple iPhone announcement for Verizon.

We have been hearing about rumors of a Verizon iPhone for a couple of years now, but it will happen for sure in 2011 and according to Boy Genius Report Apple will likely announce the Verizon iPhone on February 3rd.

As we saw this week at CES, AT&T was busy announcing high end Android smartphones as the writing on the wall indicates they will be losing their exclusive hold on the iPhone soon and need something else to try to retain customers. I imagine lots of people will be jumping from AT&T to Verizon due to the better network Verizon offers for many people. It will be very interesting to see how the Verizon network performs with millions of iPhone customers using data and it should indicate whether it was AT&T's network that fails all the time or if it is the iPhone that jams up the network.

This February 3rd date could also just be the iPad 2 and we may have to wait longer for a Verizon iPhone, but I am very confident it will happen sometime this year and it makes sense that it happens earlier since it will NOT have support for LTE.

Topics: Apple, AT&T, Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Smartphones, Verizon

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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