The new year is expected to bring a bumper crop of new smartphones, and Apple may reap the greatest harvest.
Perhaps the most long-awaited wireless announcement, Apple will introduce an iPhone for the Verizon network "sometime after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January," according to a Bloomberg report that cited "a person familiar with Apple's plans."
Although we've heard countless similar reports and rumors in the past, there's mounting evidence that 2011 will be the year iPhone customers finally get a carrier option other than AT&T. For starters, the Businessweek story comes on the heels of a DigiTimes report indicating Apple plans to ship 5 million to 6 million CDMA iPhones in the first quarter of 2011. Verizon's network runs on CDMA; AT&T's doesn't.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile and Motorola are expected to unveil the successor to their 2009 handset, the Cliq. A handful of images of the Cliq 2 made their way onto Cell Phone Signal's site, and they show a device that looks nearly identical to its predecessor outside of a redesigned keyboard and a shinier bezel around the screen.
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iPad 2, claims a report in DigiTimes. Apple may also be trying to reduce smudging on the screen.
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