Verizon’s president of the Washington-Baltimore-Virginia region, Michael Maiorana, has said that an iPhone on Verizon is inevitable, it’s just a matter of when. Of course there are no specific plans just yet, considering AT&T still has a U.S. exclusive on the iPhones which will likely stretch to until at least the end of the year. Even when that time arrives, AT&T isn’t too worried.
There have already been plenty of rumours and whispers about a Verizon iPhone, who have been pretty up-front about wanting the iPhone. In the meantime, they have a tiny army of Android handsets to keep their smartphone business humming. Even though Verizon is still the biggest carrier in the U.S., I can’t help but imagine their network would buckle under the same traffic that has put AT&T in such bad shape – heck, they can’t even deal with the preorder volume, let alone people using the dang things.
It’s good to hear Verizon remains confident that they’ll get the iPhone sooner or later, especially since iPhone 4 preorders have just begun, and many people are wondering if they really want to take the 2-year plunge with AT&T when the possibility of a CDMA version could be just around the corner.