A Verizon iPhone phone is like a dream come true for many Verizon Apple fans. Unfortunately it won't come true any time too soon, despite the rumors the other blogs are spreading claiming to have information from "sources". At least according to a report on the Sacramento Bee.
Last week, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg spoke to investors at Goldman Sachs conference. Nothing about a Verizon iPhone was said, but the Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg did say that he hopes Apple will allow Verizon to sell the phone for a new network it's building. So there may still be hope for a Verizon iPhone.
Seidenberg told investors that he doesn't feel like Verizon has an iPhone deficit, but he would love to carry it when Verizon gets there, but first Verizon must earn it. Verizon expects to launch it's new LTE based network in 25 to 30 cities by the end of 2010, and bring near-nationwide coverage by end of 2012.
Rethink Wireless recently reported that a Verizon iPhone would be coming later this year, but it would launch on Verizon's CDMA network since the LTE network is not ready. Whether or not this is actually true, we won't know until June 2011, the month when Apple releases or announces their new iPhone.