Verizon’s iPhone to use a Qualcomm chip

We already know that Verizon will soon launch one of this year’s hottest smartphones – and I’m obviously talking about the Google Nexus One – but it looks like it’s not enough for the largest North American carrier, which wants to have the iPhone, too. Sure enough, we’ve heard tons or rumors about a Verizon iPhone, and here’s the first one for 2010:

According to Ashok Kumar, analyst at Northeast Securities (who, by the way, was the first to bring details about Google’s Nexus One), Apple is definitely making an iPhone for Verizon, and it’s using a Qualcomm chip for it.

Coincidentally, Qualcomm also powers the aforementioned Nexus One. However, while the Nexus One’s chip is a Snapdragon one, the chip that Apple reportedly wants is not – it’s just a “3G wireless technology chip for EV-DO”.

Just for the record, AT&T’s GSM/HSDPA iPhone is powered by an Infineon chip.

Apple-iPhone Verizon Qualcomm

The Verizon iPhone might be launched as soon as AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity ends (in June this year).

Now the question is: assuming that they’ll be available at about the same time from Verizon for the same price, would you buy an iPhone, or a Nexus One?

Via The Street

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Joey

    Hey, I did some research on the validity of this analyst source, and I found that Ashok Kumar was right about the Google-made Nexus One phone way back in October. Here's the link: http://www.thestreet.com/story/10614007/exclusi

    Nobody knew about the Nexus One phone back in October, and Google themselves even denied that they were making a Google phone here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10387677-265….

    And now, in January, Google has released their first-ever smart phone. So, Ashok Kumar was right about Google's phone, months before the phone was announced to the public.

    So, with Ashok Kumar now making this Verizon iPhone statement, the final question is, can he be correct twice?

  • edw1nf01

    Nexus one for sure.
    The iphone UI is starting to feel old…after using android and web os the iphone feels bland….

  • kait

    IPHONE ALL THE WAAY! IF VERIZON SELLS THE IPHONE ILL BE FIRST IN LINE TO PRE ORDER IT!! CANT WAIT!

  • Joel

    “Coincidentally, Qualcomm also powers the aforementioned Nexus One. However, while the Nexus One’s chip is a Snapdragon one, the chip that Apple reportedly wants is not – it’s just a '3G wireless technology chip for EV-DO'”.

    This paragraph makes no sense. This just means the 3g radio chip is provided by Qualcomm, which wouldn't really be news, this was probably a given. This has nothing to do with the CPU at all. For all we know a Verizon iPhone *could* have a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, or an Infineon CPU. The choice of the radio chip has no bearing on this.

  • kait

    IPHONE!

  • kait

    IPHONE!