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  • Vodafone Foreshadows Verizon's iPhone Potential?



    The biggest potential story out of Apple's event in San Francisco this Wednesday could be the iPhone's arrival on the Verizon network. Although it may not bump the tablet's release off the front page, the iPhone seems all but destined for carrier expansion. And Verizon may not have to look past Vodafone's success with the iPhone to witness the potential that could lie in store for a Verizon iPhone.

    Vodafone, now the fourth carrier in the UK to offer the ultra popular smartphone, reported a staggering 100,000 unit sales of the iPhone in the first week post-release. Other iPhone carriers in the UK like O2, Orange and Tesco are likely equally stunned by Vodafone's rock 'em sock 'em success. And few industry analysts doubt that Verizon would experience similar success in the US if AT&T loses its exclusive agreement with Apple.

    From Top News:

    Vodafone, which is expecting a further rise in the sales of the iPhone after it comes on PAYG, said that its iPhone launch announcement brought along 50,000 pre-orders for the device, with another 50,000 in the week after that.
    Although plenty of morsels of so-called "evidence" have been leaked to "prove a Verizon iPhone" on the horizon, I won't believe it until Steve Jobs utters the words "Verizon iPhone" personally. If and when he does, the Apple will likely have trouble keeping the smart phone on shelves as a flurry of new purchases could rock the smartphone market and repel some recent market share advances by competing smartphone makers.

    Talking about the notable sales numbers thus far, Vodafone UK CEO, Guy Laurence, told Pocket-lint: “The demand from both consumer and business customers has been phenomenal. They want an outstanding phone on an outstanding network and we're delivering that.”
    Image via UK Mirror
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Vodafone Foreshadows Verizon's iPhone Potential? started by Michael Essany View original post