Verizon Wireless Iphone

January 8, 2011 by USA Post 

Verizon Wireless Iphone, (AP) – Verizon Wireless announced Friday it will hold a press conference on January 11, reviving rumors that it will become the second U.S. carrier to sell the iPhone from Apple Inc.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Verizon already made news with phones and tablets that will run on its high speed, next-generation 4G wireless network. It is therefore important that Verizon will always be large enough to justify posting a press conference in New York a week later, with Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon Communications Inc., present.

Verizon would not give details on what the event was about. Apple did not return a message seeking comment.

Rumors that Verizon would the iPhone have been circulating since before Apple Inc. has unveiled the smart phone in 2007. These rumors lingered over the years but have become stronger in recent months as AT & T Inc. is considered near the end of its exclusive grip on the iPhone.

While the iPhone has long been the crown jewel of AT & T smartphone portfolio, the carrier in recent months has added more than a dozen phones that run Google Inc. Android software. So far, Verizon composed of not having the iPhone in selling phones like the Motorola Android Droid.

Apple, as usual, did not attend the show in Las Vegas gadget. The company tends to do big product announcements at its own press conferences.

Shares of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Verizon Communications Inc., which owns Verizon Wireless in a joint venture with Vodafone Group PLC, closed on Friday and 35.93, down 30 cents. The company earned 10 cents in after-hours trading. Stock Apple and closed at 336.12, up $ 2.39, and earned 67 cents in after-hours trading.

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