The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is just 12 days away. It’s at this gigantic expo that virtually every cell phone manufacturer on planet earth will officially unveil the latest and greatest phones. There’s really only one exception. Apple is typically nowhere to be found at the MWC.
That doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t going to be dominating headlines in the coming week. The Verizon iPhone 4 officially goes on presale tomorrow, and will hit retail shelves on the 10th. Odds are pretty high that someone is setting up a tent on the sidewalk in front of their local Verizon store right now.
Unfortunately for AT&T iPhone users, if they want to switch networks, they are going to have to buy a new Verizon iPhone. Even an unlocked phone won’t work on Verizon’s network because AT&T runs on a GSM network while Verizon uses a CDMA network.
The next couple of months will be extremely interesting in terms of A) how many iPhones Verizon sells and B) how many of those new iPhone customers on the Verizon network defected from AT&T.