Verizon’s CDMA iPhone may offer concurrent data and voice

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac “Forthcoming enhancements to the CDMA wireless standard could allow Apple to be among the first handset makers to deploy phones on the wireless networks of Sprint and Verizon that would be capable of simultaneous voice and data transmissions like those operating on AT&T’s GSM network,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“Add to that persistent rumors that Apple will choose for its next iPhone revision a hybrid baseband controller from CDMA proprietor Qualcomm capable of handling both CDMA and GSM transmissions, and it appears more than likely that 2011 will enable the iPhone maker expand its offerings to CDMA network operators while maintaining its mantra of shipping one phone for the entire world (rather than separate GSM and CDMA devices),” Marsal reports.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

42 Comments

  1. ploogman,

    Actually (silly me, I thought this would have been painfully obvious to everyone) the rumors of a Verizon iPhone are much more effective in stopping Verizon subscribers from settling for an Android phone and causing them to wait for the real thing to arrive in January.

    The rumor of a Verzion iPhone freezes Verizon’s Android and other smartphone sales throughout the holiday shopping season.

  2. ploogman,

    Actually (silly me, I thought this would have been painfully obvious to everyone) the rumors of a Verizon iPhone are much more effective in stopping Verizon subscribers from settling for an Android phone and causing them to wait for the real thing to arrive in January.

    The rumor of a Verzion iPhone freezes Verizon’s Android and other smartphone sales throughout the holiday shopping season.

  3. Wlecome to more drop calls!! A technology that has yet to show stability.

    This old news that verizon and sprint have been trying to get this to work for years now. It’s not as efficient as their current system.

    It’s all hype!!! You just gotta wonder if these tech analyst are just gambling away credibility on guessin what has down the pipe.

  4. Wlecome to more drop calls!! A technology that has yet to show stability.

    This old news that verizon and sprint have been trying to get this to work for years now. It’s not as efficient as their current system.

    It’s all hype!!! You just gotta wonder if these tech analyst are just gambling away credibility on guessin what has down the pipe.

  5. It stops everyone from buying iPhones and androids. Maybe it’s verizon and google doing all these rumors because the iPhone 4 is the most wanted iPhone to date.

    Apple won’t come out and say anything because that’s their game.

  6. It stops everyone from buying iPhones and androids. Maybe it’s verizon and google doing all these rumors because the iPhone 4 is the most wanted iPhone to date.

    Apple won’t come out and say anything because that’s their game.

  7. Believe it or not, there is life outside of San Francisco and NYC, where tens of millions of people are satisfied, even happy with AT&T, and have yet to upgrade to an iPhone. This rumor does nothing to stop these millions of people from buying their first iPhone this holiday season.

  8. Believe it or not, there is life outside of San Francisco and NYC, where tens of millions of people are satisfied, even happy with AT&T, and have yet to upgrade to an iPhone. This rumor does nothing to stop these millions of people from buying their first iPhone this holiday season.

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