What Could Be Verizon’s Big CTIA Announcement?
Today, Verizon’s been sending out save-the-dates to members of the press, informing us of a “special announcement” it’s planning for this year’s CTIA conference, taking place in Las Vegas next month. Unlike some invites we see, this one arrives without the slightest hint of what we might hope to expect. In the absence of Verizon throwing us any bones, can we work out what the carrier might have in store, ourselves?
Well, we know the Lumia 928 should be hitting Verizon in the near future, but if the latest rumors to cross our desk are accurate, that smartphone’s announcement could come well in advance of the May 22 date Verizon’s shared for this CTIA event.
What about some change to its services, whether that means new network stuff, or a different way of offering plans? With T-Mobile’s move away from contracts, there’s been some suggestion that other carriers could follow suit in their own ways, but there’s just not much evidence for this idea yet – it very well could on the menu, but it’s pretty speculative for now.
The most likely focus could be the Galaxy S 4. After all, we’ve heard details about the Android’s arrival on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, but Verizon’s been keeping us in the dark. With late May already mentioned in rumors regarding Verizon’s GS4 launch, this theory may just have some weight to it.