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.

The job posting goes on to say this: "The iPhone has no secret for you? Well, that's what you think... join us and develop the most challenging product of your life!" Indeed, configuring the iPhone for the CDMA technology wouldn't be the easiest job in the world, but we all know it can be done. And considering we know that Qualcomm has dedicated teams for other platforms, namely Android, it wouldn't be too far out of the norm to find that the manufacturer is building its iOS development team now. However, would that strengthen the idea of an iPhone launching on Verizon in January of next year?

It may seem late in the game to get the development team up and running, but at the same time, considering it's already been rumored that Qualcomm chipsets have been ordered for the CDMA iPhone, the team could just be put in place to make sure that iOS continues to run seamlessly on the chips, as upgrades to the software get released. The speculation is indeed vast, and until we get some kind of hard evidence, like an announcement, we probably shouldn't expect anything concrete quite yet.

[via AppleInsider]