Fortune confirms Verizon iPhone, notes it may be CDMA only

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Fortune has provided additional confirmation of a Verizon iPhone launching in early 2011. In an article profiling Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Fortune confirms “that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011” and adds that its sources indicate that the first version of the Verizon iPhone will likely be built to run only on CDMA networks rather than being a world phone that can roam internationally. Fortune’s profile of Seidenberg also provides some additional insights into the history of the relationship between Apple and Verizon during Apple’s initial efforts to bring the iPhone to market. Fortune’s confirmation follows similar reports earlier this month from other major publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. [via Mac Rumors]

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