Speaking at the Reuters Global Technology Summit, Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo reiterated a prior claim that the next iPhone will offer both CDMA and GSM connectivity. Reuters reports that although sales of the Verizon iPhone 4 have been lower than some analysts expected, the company is happy with sales of the “six-month-old phone.” Shammo indicated that the next iPhone would launch simultaneously on AT&T and Verizon, and that Verizon’s version will also work in as many countries as AT&T’s iPhone, pointing to a single model capable of running on both CDMA and GSM networks. Shammo made similar comments last month during the company’s Q1 2011 financial results conference call.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.