The rumours were true there is to be a new iPhone released on to the market, but rather than a next generation iPhone it’s going to be an iPhone that will work with the CDMA wireless network and you’ll be able to create a wireless hotspot with it, which should make iPad owning iPhone users very happy.
Ending years of speculation, Verizon Wireless officially announced today that it will be offering the iPhone over its CDMA network. Paired with an unlimited data plan, the CDMA iPhone offers Apple access to a new addressable market at Verizon and eventually other CDMA operators internationally.
Industry and financial analyst estimations for 2011 Verizon iPhone sales vary widely between five million and 15 million units. Analysts ABI Research expect the iPhone to level the playing field between AT&T and Verizon, but, says senior analyst Michael Morgan, “The impact may not be as severe as some are anticipating.” Although they do expect it’s hotspot to give networks running the CDMA version a market advantage over the standard iPhone and may stop some of the Android advance.
#“Historically, the iPhone was able to grab market share rapidly in an Android-free environment, but things may be different when fighting on Android’s home turf,” Morgan notes. “The Verizon iPhone hotspot offering highlights how this device will become the front line for mobile operators battling over their service offerings.”
The new CDMA iPhone 4 will act as a mobile WiFi connection for up to five devices. The phone will come with an Apple iOS-specific version of the Verizon 3G Mobile Hotspot that’s been standard on Motorola Droid for sometime and it will allow laptops, tablets and the like to get online via iPhone, and almost certainly will make it possible to link your iPhone to your iPad.[ad name=”Google Text half banner advert “]