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Verizon iPhone. Jan/Feb 2011 Release *Rumor*

Discussion in 'Non-Android Smart Phones' started by Vanilla Ice, Dec 13, 2010.

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  1. Vanilla Ice
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    LTE or Not? iPhone 4 or iPhone 5? Black or White? 3.7” screen or 4” screen? We have seen MANY MANY articles, rumors, lies and weird but interesting stories online. What’s your thoughts and Ideas? How will this Affect Android devices for Verizon? Will the iPhone be your next purchase? The questions can go on and on…. So let’s hear it! :iphone:
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    I was talking to a good friend of mine who works at VZW tech support and has been with them for a long time over the weekend. I said "hey, are you getting the iPhone when it comes out next year", and his reply is "VZW isn't getting the iPhone"....so we'll see what happens.
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    Ill start off by saying this...

    Twitter:

    black_man_x: Ok. Those lte iphone rumors are nice... but doesn't really make sense. Ooooor does it

    black_man_x: Hey if i didn't keep u all guessing then what wld be the point. Anyone that pays attention to what i say already knows the answer. :)
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    Funny what we hear. I know someone in engineering at Vzw based in Washington state who claims the phones have already been/ or are Being manufactured.
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    It's true. I know a couple of dozen people who work for VZW, none know the definitive answer for sure but what I relayed was just one from over the weekend.
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    ^^^^^
    ?????? They are or aren,t?... I was told they are waiting to be shipped.
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    We already have a tester for VZW hinting a Verizon iPhone release. CES next month im sure will be all about the iPhone. FCC prob got paid A LOT of money from Verizon and Apple to keep it's mouth shut. January is going to be a very interesting month for Verizon.
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    I will NEVER get an Iphone. IMHO, Its over rated and not as Customizable as Android. Point Blank.Closest I go to iphone, is my 32g Ipod, which is parked in my car at all times and use it for Music ONLY.
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    What's an iPhone? :icon_ devil:
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    I bleed green...... : )

    Not a fanboy but I do prefer Android. After using an iPod touch for a few weeks it killed whatever interest I had in an iPhone.

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    You should really get that checked out

    tappin and a talkin
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    I think Verizon will shoot it's own foot with the iPhone. All that $ they poured into android will be wasted as I read that 2/3 of Verizon's customers say they will switch.

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    I don't know where this "2/3's of Android users would switch to the iPhone" comes from. It's speculation.

    I know many people who did buy an Android phone because the iPhone wasn't available on VZW but are now in love with the operating system and will not go to an iPhone.

    I'm sure there will be many who would switch, but 2/3's? Those numbers and reports come from iPhone centralized sites/blogs.

    We will lose soldiers... but not our whole army :)
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    Since my droid started to crap out on me this past weekend, I decided to check on vzw.com to see what replacement options I have. When I clicked on smartphones, on the drop down for operating systems, they have one for apple and one for iOS, though they are both grayed out.
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    I think the vast majority of people who have used an Android phone, especially the higher end models, and have taken the time to truly figure them out will indeed stick with Android. For the people who don't know better, I admit the iPhone is the sexier pick. I don't think Android will lose nearly as many people as people expect them too. In the short amount of time they have been around they have gained a very loyal following. I think you will see a HUGE number of people switching from the at&t iPhone to the VZW iPhone though. That demographic will make up the biggest chunk of iPhone purchases IMO. I won't be surprised to see Android take a little dip in the 1st and 2nd quarters, if these rumors prove to be true, but I fully expect them to rebound. Not to mention Android has their heavy hitters lined up to go head to head with a VZW iPhone. I look forward to seeing what this competition brings about. Again this is all speculation for now.
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    Here's the big thing with the iPhone...SIMPLICITY. It's the same way with MAC OS and other apple products, people like them because they're not complicated to work, all your apps are right in front of your face. If you really think this through, not everyone is wanting to "customize" their phones to the max like we do. Yes, i will admit that the iPhone/iPod has it's advantages (such as TapTap, and damn do I love to steal my roommate's iPhone to play it), but Android won't really have to step it up to overpower the Apple empire. Android is reaching toward similar concepts that mimic the iPhone's simplistic style but change it up a bit and make it look better. Let's face it, you can't get any cleaner than the iPhone's homescreen, you can't. Even the MIUI ROM that I have loaded on my Droid now mimics the exact style that the iPhone uses, and it's just as good. Needless to say, if the iPone DOES come to Verizon...
    1. I won't be switching. Google (litterally) owns my life. Gmail, Calendar, Phone, Voice, etc.
    2. The people who will be frolicking over the iPhone will be AT&T customers, people who don't know the full effects of Android, and Apple fanboys who love Verizon's coverage.
    3. The market for Android will still be on top of Verizon's list. No way in hell will the iPhone tower over Android on Verizon's network at this point.

    Oh, and that is all :) Go Android, or GO HOME.
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    I like this :)
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    This article states that 47% of AT&T customers will consider switching to verizon for the iphone and 51% of Verizon customers would buy an Iphone. That is a HUGE market share and it will take a massive chunk out of the smartphone market.

    1 in 3 AT&T iPhone customers will ditch for Verizon variant

    I'm more worried about the effects on the network that the Iphone will have. If half of all verizon customers are on data-hogging iphones will we be plagued with the same problems as AT&T's network now?

    It will be interesting.
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    I wouldn't give up android though. I just don't know if my droid will make it to the new year whenn all tyhe new phones come out or if I should just get a d-inc now. My touch screen is craping out.
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    51% percent of VZW customers.... I think that's a stretch.

    I forsee a lot of AT&T iPhone users coming to VZW and obviously a good amount of VZW customers going to the iPhone, but not 50%....
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