No iPhone for Verizon This Year, Says Analyst

Sorry, Verizon users. If you wanted the new iPhone 4 this year, you better start looking around in beer gardens. According to BroadPoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall, AT&T has extended its exclusive deal thanks to their bargaining with the iPad:

AT&T had to do something dramatic to get the iPad. [AT&T's negotiated a 50% discount on iPad data plans with Apple] For that pricing, AT&T was able to negotiate a six-month extension on the iPhone exclusive.

Before this, Marshall said that Verizon would get the iPhone in 2010. Now he says that a Verizon iPhone won't happen until 2011. Play a sad trombone. [Computerworld]