Late summer. That is when we can expect the return volley from Verizon in response to AT&T firing the iPhone over her bow and possibly stealing gaggles of customers. Verizon confirmed they are on track to deliver something better on what they consider, a better network.
From USA Today:
“Given Apple’s cult-like following, however, Verizon isn’t taking any chances. Strigl says Verizon is already working with a manufacturer — he declines to say which one — on an answer to the iPhone.”
That is Denny Strigl speaking there who goes on to say they’ve already “got something in the mill”. Their focus group must be locked underground as no leaks have sprung.
My prediction? Verizon will unleash the LG KE850 (in modified form; the vPhone?). We’ve seen this beauty from Barcelona (Prada phone was adapted from it) and its been given a nice 6 months to prep it to be all that the iPhone perhaps can’t (GPS anyone?) Verizon could make a run with it or at least attempt to steal some iThunder.
LG can obviously make it and 6 months is enough time to customize it out for Verizon. Verizon has been in bed with LG for some time and I am sure LG would love to get the spotlight as the iPhone Killer. Makes sense to me, you?