The WSJ reports that the long, long-rumored Verizon iPhone will be entering mass production by the end of the year.
AT&T Inc. is about to lose its lock on the iPhone.
Apple Inc. is making a version of its iPhone that Verizon Wireless will sell early next year, according to people familiar with the matter, ending an exclusive deal with AT&T and sharpening the competition with Google Inc.-based phones.
I think it’s unlikely a Verizon iPhone will be confirmed by Apple before the end 2010. I’d put my money on confirmation in early 2011 – after Apple wraps-up the 2010 holiday shopping season.