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.
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