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  • Verizon iPhone "Nano" in 2010?


    Apple will release a new "worldmode" iPhone next year with a significantly smaller form factor, according to a report revealed by AppleInsider. The phone will have a hybrid UMTS/CDMA chip manufactured by Qualcomm that will enable it to use Verizon Wireless's network in the United States.

    The report was produced by OTR Global, an independent Wall Street research firm, and relies on sources within the Taiwan handset manufacturing industry. Their research indicated that Asustek subsidiary Taiwan's Pegatron, a subsidiary of Asustek will bur tapped to manufacture the phone. Apple is said to have chosen that company rather than Hon Hai, their current manufacturer, because of concerns that they would be "constrained by a single-source assembler."

    The purported new phone would have a 2.8" screen, as compared to the 3.5" screen on current iPhones. This is consistent with pictures leaked on the web over the summer supposedly showing components of a smaller iPhone.

    The possibility of a hybrid chip running both Verizon-compatible CDMA and AT&T-compatible UMTS would eliminate a major stumbling block to a potential Verizon iPhone. Verizon Wireless has stated that its plan is to upgrade its entire network to LTE - a major undertaking that won't be complete until the middle of the next decade - rather than adding UMTS 3G service to its current network, as other CDMA carriers have done. The dual chip allows Apple to sell one phone globally that can run on all major telecom providers.

    Verizon has done much recently to pour cold water on rumors that they would be releasing their own iPhone, in particular the recent attack ads making fun of Apple and AT&T. The carrier also has the Blackberry Storm 2, the Palm Pre, and Motorola Droid in its stable as direct competitors to the iPhone. The report, however, indicates that the companies have been in talks all along.

    Recently, Verizon Wireless announced a policy that would levy a $350 fine on customers who cancel contracts on "advanced devices," which leads some observers to wonder if the report of a future Verizon iPhone will put a drag on Droid, Storm, and Pre sales over the holidays.

    The report claims the new phone will be released in the third quarter of 2010.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon iPhone "Nano" in 2010? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      This will never happen! I can spot BS when I hear it.
    1. adsn76's Avatar
      adsn76 -
      if you've ever worked on an iPhone, you know the digitizer ribbon to be near the earpiece not the home buton
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      the iphone on verizon would suck!!! they dont have 'real'3g as their speeds go up to only 3Mbps, unlike att's 7!!! Verizon 3g is not much better then edge (~1Mbps) , remember how slow that was?????
    1. Garage Battle's Avatar
      Garage Battle -
      the reason for the new size is a new screen. the new ones will come out OLED. google: "2.8" OLED" and see what I mean.
    1. drumstyx's Avatar
      drumstyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
      Recently, Verizon Wireless announced a policy that would levy a $350 fine on customers who cancel contracts on "advanced devices," which leads some observers to wonder if the report of a future Verizon iPhone will put a drag on Droid, Storm, and Pre sales over the holidays.
      Am I to understand there was no cancellation fee's prior to this? I've heard that AT&T is very flexible on people who inform them that they're moving out of the country (though I don't know since I live in Canada, where cancelling my contract will cost me $600).

      Quote Originally Posted by adsn76 View Post
      if you've ever worked on an iPhone, you know the digitizer ribbon to be near the earpiece not the home buton
      IIRC the iPod Touch's ribbon cable for the digitizer is near the home button. In any case, if they're talking about a new phone, what makes you think they can't redesign?
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Buddy17 View Post
      first off....is the ban for the whole "first" thing in the thread EVER going to take affect? I'm so tired of seeing that crap. I know there are a million 11 year olds with iphones, but seriously, GIVE IT UP

      /rant


      to contribute to the thread, i think a small iphone would be great. I don't have a problem with the size of the 3.5, but a smaller one would be a great option. Verizon also seems like a good move, IMO. 3G coverage basically everywhere is kinda nice, unlike the Edge we get everywhere on att
      ****** edge we get everywhere on att? you must be talking about T-Mobile.. cuz i've got 3G :P

      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      Iphone nano? If it's also thinner then I would be more interested.
      Thinner? geez..you might as well get an iPod Touch! IMO the smaller the form factor the less options and speed you get. It would prob end up being a slower device...if that happens, you can have your smaller device.. i'll keep my 3GS.

      I really wish this iPhone NANO crap would cease. It's a myth!
    1. helibubba's Avatar
      helibubba -
      I'm switching to Verizon if they make an iPhone that is compatible. Overseas capability is a nice to have, but not a deal killer. ATT service is hit or miss no matter where I go. My wife's Verizon service never suddenly alerts 11 voicemails with no missed calls that were missed over the weekend because of switching service areas. Yep, definitely switching to Verizon as soon as the iPhone comes out for them.
    1. tw1zt3d's Avatar
      tw1zt3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by helibubba View Post
      I'm switching to Verizon if they make an iPhone that is compatible. Overseas capability is a nice to have, but not a deal killer.

      the iphone is a gsm multiband phone, it can already be used world wide. verizon on the other hand uses cdma, which limits them. so when they say it'll be able to be used world wide, thats by verizons standards..

      as far as the mini screen goes. the keyboard we have now takes up a good chunk of visual real estate on our standard sized screens. so will this one have a slide out keyboard, or will it just take up the entire screen when you type? or make the keyboard even smaller? none of those even sound feasible just from that one stand point.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      my verizon buddies will be stoked! maybe..
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by tw1zt3d View Post
      the iphone is a gsm multiband phone, it can already be used world wide. verizon on the other hand uses cdma, which limits them. so when they say it'll be able to be used world wide, thats by verizons standards..
      Verizon World Wide phones are dual CDMA and GSM so on their network they use CDMA and everyone else's use GSM.

      But I still think this story stinks of BS
    1. astalavistadear's Avatar
      astalavistadear -
      i really doubt it
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by alek View Post
      Verizon 3g is not much better then edge (~1Mbps) , remember how slow that was?????
      I have T-Mobile, I'm living what you "remember" =[