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Verizon’s iPhone 4: I Was Wrong. Here’s Why.

Verizon’s iPhone 4: I Was Wrong. Here’s Why.

"The surest way for an analyst to generate attention is by making an Apple prediction. Apple has a cult following, and its product development and launch strategy is famously secretive, so the fact that your source is the lunch counter guy across the block from the Hon Hai factory in Taiwan won’t be discovered (or may even be considered authoritative!)"

Those were the opening lines in my first column for SlashGear back in October of 2009. I went on to note that while I don't usually make specific product predictions, I would go out on a limb and provide a guess on when we’d see an iPhone on Verizon Wireless: in 2014, when Verizon Wireless completed its LTE rollout.

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Verizon iPhone 4 $50 more off-contract than AT&T version

Verizon iPhone 4 $50 more off-contract than AT&T version

Prior to the Verizon iPhone 4 getting its official launch, at least one analyst speculated that the CDMA smartphone would be more expensive than its AT&T sibling. Unsurprisingly that's turned out not to be the case, at least given how most people will buy the iOS smartphone - with an agreement, it'll be the same $199.99 for the 16GB and $299.99 for the 32GB as the GSM version - however you will have to spend a little more for an off-contract handset.

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World’s Smallest Cellphone Jammer Blocks GSM and 3G Signals

World’s Smallest Cellphone Jammer Blocks GSM and 3G Signals

Ever wanted to have the ability to block close-range cellphone signals? If so, and you didn't want to do it in such a way that you draw the attention of everyone around you, then perhaps the self-proclaimed "world's smallest cellphone jammer" should find its way onto your Christmas list. If the small size isn't enough, maybe the device's clever design will be enough to sway you for a purchase.

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World iPad with multi-mode GSM/CDMA modem tipped for 2011

World iPad with multi-mode GSM/CDMA modem tipped for 2011

Having heard earlier this morning that Apple suppliers are allegedly preparing for mass-production of iPad 2 PCBs in February 2011, now there's speculation on what components might be fixed to them. AllThingsD quotes Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair, who reckons Apple has picked Qualcomm's multi-mode GSM/CDMA modem for a so-called "World iPad" that could use AT&T and Verizon data networks.

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iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to switch to Qualcomm baseband tips report

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to switch to Qualcomm baseband tips report

Intel might not have long as supplier of the 3G chipsets for the iPhone and iPad, with reports in China surfacing that claim Apple is planning to switch its baseband allegiance to Qualcomm for the fifth-generation iPhone and second-gen iPad.  The move, AppleInsider suggests, does not necessarily confirm the ongoing rumors of a CDMA iPhone - despite the apparent public demand for a Verizon iPhone option - but given Qualcomm's dual-mode wireless chips would at least make that a greater possibility.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Will be GSM Only Until 2011

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Will be GSM Only Until 2011

After just receiving confirmation that Verizon wouldn't be launching a Windows Phone 7-based device this year, it seems that Microsoft needed to get their own word in on the subject. Unfortunately, while GSM is a far more utilized network around the world, there's obviously going to be CDMA-based customers out there, like on Verizon and Sprint, who will be greatly displeased with this bit of news. But, Product Manager Greg Sullivan of Microsoft has just informed CNET that certain things needed to be done to reach the schedule Microsoft wanted, which meant that GSM had to be focused on.

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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger a Possibility Thanks to Logic, According to Dan Hesse

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger a Possibility Thanks to Logic, According to Dan Hesse

Right now, Sprint is sitting high with all of their 4G talk. They've got their first 4G phone out there in the wild, and they've got 4G popping up in cities all over the United States. And while at this very moment they're using the same technology that Clearwire is (WiMAX), apparently that's still not stopping them from thinking about transitioning to LTE (Long Term Evolution) some time in the future. On top of that, a T-Mobile merger apparently holds a lot of logic.

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