Verizon iPhone To Dual Boot Android, Rock 4G LTE

Posted: April 1, 2010 in Apple, Mobile, Technology

A year ago, Verizon was still considered one of those uptight carriers who gimped their devices. Now America’s largest carrier is helping LEAD the way to innovation, aggressively adopting Android and integrating Skype. But the fact that the Motorola Droid landed on Verizon as the first 2.0 phone with Google Navigation while practically every other device got stuck on 1.x – coincidence? Absolutely not.

verizon-iphoneVerizon has bargaining power and they are some real tough mamma jammas. They turned down Apple to exclusively carry the iPhone and haven’t looked back. While rumors about a Verizon iPhone have cropped up every year for the past three, nothing has happened. You know why? Because Apple isn’t providing enough for Verizon Wireless. They want something special.

Just look at what Verizon did with the Palm Pre. They played “wait and see” with the device, and when they finally launched it, demanded they get “Plus” versions of the phone. For those waiting for the Verizon iPhone… Verizon has been waiting too – for Apple to give them that special “Plus” on top. And now they will… reluctantly.

According to an anonymous tipster, Verizon has agreed to terms with Apple on the iPhone 4GA, a device that will not only utilize the carrier’s brand new 4G LTE connectivity, but also dual boot Android. Yup… an Apple iPhone will dual boot Android.

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    Christian…

    I don’t know what it is about Verizon, but in my mind they have declined significantly in recent years! Their service is “spotty” at best and the “packages”…well they seem to ALWAYS have that stereotypical Hidden Fee invovled!

    A coleague recently gat the Storm 2, with all the “bells and whistles”…she is a realtor and it has many of the interfaces they use on a daily basis.

    She purchased it in the beginning of Nov. ’09 and FINALLY had it up and running close to Christmas time! It was crazy…mind you this was coupled with the ton of time spent online and on the phone with both Customer Service and Tech Support!

    They really haven’t inspired a great deal of confidence in me! They need to do SOMETHING to set them apart and above the competition!

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