I was pretty sure I read something about the iphone supporting the CDMA2000 network in the very near future.
A new report citing sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain says Apple has contracted to produce a UMTS/CDMA hybrid iPhone due in the third quarter of next year that will enable the company to sell a single global handset to all carriers, and specifically to Verizon Wireless in the US.
The report by OTR Global, provided to AppleInsider by an industry analyst, says the new "worldmode" iPhone will gain compatibility with CDMA2000 networks (including Verizon's US network, which is currently incompatible with existing iPhone models) while retaining compatibility with UMTS 3G networks globally using a new hybrid chip produced by Qualcomm.
According to OTR's sources, Asustek subsidiary Pegatron will build the new hybrid phone devices for Apple rather than Hon Hai, the iPhone's current manufacturer. This decision was reportedly made to prevent the company from being "constrained by a single-source assembler."
AppleInsider | Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010
Verizon iPhone - Google Search
Verizon CEO Says a Verizon iPhone Is Apple's Call - Mobile and Wireless from eWeek
A Verizon iPhone is still dependant on whether or not Apple decides they want to go that way or not.
Apple's iPhone on Verizon: 4 Reasons to Think Twice - PCWorld
Of the 4 reasons listed...
1) Always rumored... Still is, nothing official. The fact that you cited the Verizon CEO said it is coming, but I just gave a link from very same CEO stating a Verizon iPhone is Apple's call, means that it isn't definitive until Apple says it is.
2) Technology, as I mentioned before, the 4G networks are basically what some groups are now holding out for. From last I saw, the 4G network that Verizon is looking for will lean a little more towards using GSM type technology versus its current ESN IDs, where the phone has a Fixed Serial number for activation, where as GSM allowed you to activate another phone simply by swapping your GSM sim card to another phone, its only limitation is the phone is either locked to your network or not locked at all.
3) When does the iPhone to AT&T exclusivity end? No one knows. Only that there is a contract between AT&T and Apple at this time, much like how the Razr was only with AT&T, then eventually it was for other groups unless you bought an unlocked on or hacked one and it would only work with networks that supported GSM at the time.
But all of this is beside the point for this thread, simply because it is up to Adobe to release a Flash Player/Viewer for the Mobile OS. And of recent, I heard that Apple has sort of dissed Adobe with their push for their version of web content animation, and therefore hasn't really encouraged Adobe to really get cracking on the flash for the i-Series OS, and more for others, like Android.
I was talking to a friend of mine who works at Adobe and several of us were beating her up cause she won't tell us when it will be released...
Anyway another person brought up the fact that he had heard Adobe was holding things up not because it wasn't working right but because it was eating batteries up alive... So until they could fix that it wouldn't be released...
No comment from my friend who works there, she immediately answered a different question and never returned to the battery issue...
If this is true, we may not want to be in a big fat hurry to get flash....
Ask your friend if Adobe ran across exploding batteries while testing flash for continuous hours at a time.