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Verizon May Not Accept Apple’s Contract Terms for iPhone Launch

Verizon May Not Accept Apple’s Contract Terms for iPhone Launch

Launching the iPhone may be a hard proposition for Verizon, despite what the wireless company's CEO said recently. With Verizon iPhone 4 rumors at an all time high, especially with talk about production beginning as early as November of this year. But, if a new report from Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets is accurate, then the note might dispel any chance of a Verizon-branded iPhone. Interesting that this isn't the first time the contract-talks have been brought up in recent months.

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Facebook Might be Working on a Phone, Sources Say

Facebook Might be Working on a Phone, Sources Say

The smartphone war has heated up over the last few years. While there were plenty of smartphones and PDAs out there in the wild well before the launch of the original iPhone, we all know what happened to the market the moment the iDevice hit the scene. And now, as our smartphones get smarter, and there's further integration with our favorite social networking sites --like Facebook--, it's come to TechCrunch's attention that the social networking giant is now currently working on their very own, low-end phone.

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RIM Working on External Antenna for BlackBerry Devices?

RIM Working on External Antenna for BlackBerry Devices?

You can decide whether or not this falls into the whole "ironic" category. But, according to a tip we just received, it looks like Research In Motion, the house that built BlackBerry, is currently testing devices with external antennas. An external antenna is one of the most notable features of Apple's iPhone 4, for both good and bad reasons, and that's why this bit of news may be some of the most confusing tips we've ever received.

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Qualcomm Searching for iPhone Developer Guru

Qualcomm Searching for iPhone Developer Guru

Here's a new article to throw into the CDMA iPhone debate. Qualcomm, who happens to be the inventor of the wireless CDMA standard, has just posted a new open job position, and it entails working on a "secret" project. Sure, there's a lot of secrets floating around the technology industry today, but we imagine that if there is indeed an iPhone/Verizon deal going down at some point, that's one of the biggest ones. Qualcomm's role in supplying the CDMA technology in the rumored Verizon iPhone has been mentioned off and on through the last few months (if not years), and this new job posting only aides those beliefs.

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Apple Rumored to be Launching 99-Cent TV Show Rentals

Apple Rumored to be Launching 99-Cent TV Show Rentals

Interesting or not, this isn't the first time we've heard that Apple was working on 99-cent TV show rentals. It's been rumored a few times, actually. Spanning the full gamut of Apple-branded devices, from the iPad to Apple TV, in fact. But now it sounds like the talks are beginning to actually make sense, and Apple may be closer than ever to actually launching something, instead of letting the rumors fuel the whole thing.

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Verizon and Apple Still Ironing Out iPhone Deal

Verizon and Apple Still Ironing Out iPhone Deal

Another week, another addition to the rumor mill, perpetually revolving the talked-about Verizon iPhone. This time around, it's another analyst tossing in their two cents about the ever-evolving relationship between Verizon and Apple. And while folks out there may be hoping that everything is going smoothly with the deal negotiations, it seems that a snag, this time revolving around cellular technology, may be stalling the situation a bit.

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Apple Won’t Change iPhone’s Antenna for Verizon Release, Expert Claims

Apple Won’t Change iPhone’s Antenna for Verizon Release, Expert Claims

There's still a debate about an iPhone launching on Verizon's network some time next year. Some believe that it will launch as early as January, while analysts believe that it will be some time later in the first quarter of 2011. And, while rumors of Verizon obtaining the legendary Apple manufactured have popped up and died down over the years, there's something about next year that definitely feels . . . Different. But, with the recent plague of "antennagate" issues swarming Apple since the launch of the iPhone 4, there's been one question on people's minds. If Verizon does get the iPhone, will Apple fix the antenna? In one expert's eyes, that's not going to happen.

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Verizon iPhone and iPad About to Enter Field Testing?

Verizon iPhone and iPad About to Enter Field Testing?

It's only Monday, but we're already hearing rumors about the Verizon iPhone. Not only that, but the iPad, too. We'll let you be the judge if this is an eventful day or not. In any event, thanks to an Apple tipster speaking with Boy Genius Report, it looks like the iPhone and iPad are about ready to get kicked into some good, old-fashioned field testing. At least, that's what the code suggests, anyway.

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Apple N92 CDMA iPhone in ‘Engineering Verification Test’ Stage, Rumors Suggest

Apple N92 CDMA iPhone in ‘Engineering Verification Test’ Stage, Rumors Suggest

Another day, another iPhone rumor. And considering we're getting closer to January, the prodigal month where iPhones will start showing up on every wireless carrier imaginable, the rumors are only going to pick up. In today's instance, we've got word from John Gruber (writing for his Daring Fireball), who's a bit of a legend when it comes to Apple rumors, that development of the CDMA-based iPhone is actually right on track for a January launch. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's coming to Verizon.

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Apple May Launch Smaller iPad, New iPhone in Early 2011 Rumors Suggest

Apple May Launch Smaller iPad, New iPhone in Early 2011 Rumors Suggest

It's been a bit of time since we heard a juicy rumor about the iPad, so let's just get right into it, shall we? According to a new batch of rumors, emerging from a trusted source, it looks like Apple is planning quite a few things. Primarily, and what many people have called out for, is a smaller iPad. There's a slew of other things, as well, so dig in past the break to find out what else Apple supposedly has coming down the pipe.

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