Most of the media has all but moved the “Verizon iPhone” rumors from the fiction bin to the fact bin. Earlier this fall Bloomberg, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal all ran pieces saying the iPhone was coming to Verizon. Verizon will be offering up the keynote at the opening of CES 2011 in January, it is during that address we are expecting to hear that Verizon has landed the iPhone. Not to mention the fact that Qualcomm is reportedly working on CDMA iPhone chip-sets. Finally, in yesterday’s LTE conference call, All Things Digital’s Ina Fried asked her Q&A question and threw in the word iPhone.
At the Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha all but confirmed it again to the press when he said “at Verizon, there is a competitive dynamic developing there, which may have an impact given our strong relationship with Verizon. I think that may have an impact on our first quarter.”
Motorola plans to remain competitive by offering up their product mix to competitive carriers. We’ve already seen plenty of reports that Motorola’s 2011 flagship phone featuring an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and Android 2.3, Gingerbread, will come to both Verizon and AT&T. Also for this final quarter of the year Motorola has introduced several “midrange” Android devices to multiple carriers, primarily T-Mobile and AT&T.
At the Credit Suisse event Jha also confirmed that Motorola will be participating in both the 7″ and 10″ tablet space.
As Jha transitions into his role as CEO of the split Motorola Mobility in January 2011, it seems Motorola is poised to continue in an upward move. They plan on diversifying their portfolio and getting their high end devices to multiple carriers.
Motorola will split on January 4, 2011. Greg Brown will head up Motorola Solutions, their enterprise arm and Sanjay Jha will head up the Motorola Mobility business.
Source: Fierce Wireless