No iPhone for Verizon This Year, Says Analyst

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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]

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If Verizon ever gets a CDMA version of the iPhone, I will eat my own hat.