We don’t even have an announced CDMA version of Apple’s iPhone on Verizon and AT&T is already wearing its boxing gloves as Larry Solomon, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for AT&T, said that “the iPhone is built for speed, but that’s not what you get with a CDMA phone. I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane”.
The rumors of the upcoming Verizon iPhone launch have generated a lot of buzz the past days as Big Red is rumored to launch its CDMA Apple phone variant tomorrow, January 11, 2011 at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. There are also some accessories we found for the device as well as some Internet domain purchases that can back up the launch rumor.
Nevertheless, besides thrashing the CDMA system, Solomon gave us another hint for the launch as AT&T seems to have struck first in a war that has the iPhone as its casus beli. With the device present on both networks, it will all come down to network services, prices and plans; users will have an alternative and Verizon can prove it is better prepared to receive the smartphone than AT&T was.