Dead Zones [hat tip Chris Ledoux]: “Contrary to what many Apple “Fanboys” want you to believe, Verizon will not be getting the iPhone any time soon. After speaking with various anonymous wireless industry experts over the last few weeks we have compiled our top 10 reasons why the rumor is false:”
Go read the bullet list, it’s quite good, and a number of the reasons make complete sense, others not so much, but overall it’s good. Especially the bullet point about the network, which is probably the single biggest reason Apple wouldn’t venture into a deal with Verizon.
What about the network? Well the short of it is Verizon is based on CDMA while AT&T is GSM based. If you’re a Verizon customer and you travel outside the US, your phone essentially becomes a big brick in your pocket, and you can’t use data and voice at the same time on CDMA. That’s it in a nutshell.
Once Verizon rolls out their new LTE based network it’s a whole new ball game.