Is The Verizon iPhone Really Happening In Early 2011?

The Wall Street Journal is claiming that an Apple iPhone for Verizon is imminent. Again. They say it will be mass produced by the end of 2010, starting sales in early 2011. However, there is something weird here.

First, the date. Apple always introduces their new iPhones in the middle of the year. It seems unlikely that Apple will break that yearly cycle trend, although you never know. Then, the Journal claims that this will be a CDMA iPhone, even while Verizon's CEO Ivan Seidenberg specifically told the WSJ that there will not be a CDMA iPhone. In fact, Seidenberg told the WSJ that, if the Verizon iPhone happens, it will be in their new 4G LTE network.

Perhaps the Wall Street Journal is right this time, but they really meant the new iPhone will run on Verizon's newly deployed LTE network? Whatever it is, we will know in a few months. [WSJ]