New Report Claims Verizon Doesn’t Want The iPhone On Other U.S. Carriers

Well well, look who’s back: the Verizon iPhone. Actually, it’s just “more Verizon iPhone rumors”, but we’ll settle with that. For now. So anyway, in spite of the several rumors claiming that the mythical device is finally coming in the first quarter of 2011 (and indeed, won’t be a simple “Verizon iPhone” but  CDMA unit capable of running on multiple CDMA networks worldwide) we still haven’t seen anything real yet. Not a single leaked and blurry picture, not a single document – nothing. Just rumors.

The latest report from Kaufman Bros.’ analyst Shaw Wu claims Apple “got the terms it wanted from Verizon” and the device should be coming in early 2011. Nothing new to see here.

What’s interesting is the last part of the report where Wu writes “we are hearing that VZ does not want iPhone, the hottest selling smart phone, available on T-Mobile USA and/or Sprint and may be willing to pay for exclusivity to itself and AT&T”.

Oh, Verizon. First you don’t say anything about the device we’re all waiting for, you play hide & seek with the guys at Cupertino, then you don’t want other kids to play around with a toy you don’t even own? That’s bad.

In all seriousness, this is just an unconfirmed rumor from Shawn Wu – an analyst who isn’t exactly popular for getting his predictions right. We’d take this with the proverbial grain of salt.

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