The New York Times is independently confirming what the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week: a Verizon version of the iPhone 4 will be released in early 2011. People, this Verizon iPhone thing could finally, really happen.
The Times says that what likely drove Apple to finally end their AT&T exclusivity is the looming threat Android poses to the iPhone's market lead, since Android phones now collectively outsell the iPhone—largely because they're on multiple carriers. Oh, things are about to get interesting. [NY Times]