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According to insider sources, “Jobs and Company will begin ‘mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year.'” That’s not all, a fifth-generation iPhone is also reportedly in the works.

It’ll rely on a key Qualcomm chip as well as a CDMA radio, but curiously enough, there’s nary of a mention of LTE in this report.

[via Engadget]

Currently, the big news surrounding Verizon Wireless is the impending launch of Apple’s iPhone 4, should a CDMA model actually be in the works. However, the company has also been known to produce some interesting commercials. Continue reading to see a few of the funniest.

It’s official, the Motorola DROID X has gotten its own page on Verizon, complete with a eye-catching, Flash-based splash page — touting the phone’s 4.3-inch display, HDMI-out, and 720p video capturing. The launch event is still set for June 23rd, however. Continue reading for a recorded 720p video sample.

Sure enough, Verizon has changed the ad to read “Captures 720p” instead of “720p screen,” so that would basically confirm the 854 x 480 display.

[via Engadget]

Thanks to its open source platform and customizable user interface, Google Android-powered phones outsold the Apple iPhone in the US for Q1 2010. Even more surprising, “Research In Motion [Blackberry] outsold both of them, and had 36% of the sales.” Video after the break comparing the DROID Incredible and iPhone 3G S.

Google’s Android-based smartphones accounted for 28% of smartphone sales, while the iPhone accounted for 21%, according to market research firm NPD.

[via Yahoo]

David Gilday built this amazing Rubik’s Cube solving robot for ARM. In addition to being constructed with LEGO pieces, it features “a custom application running on a Motorola Droid smartphone.” Video after the break.

I probably couldn’t solve a Rubik’s cube in 25 minutes, let alone under a minute. However, this cool ‘bot can solve it in less than 25 seconds!

[via Technabob]

It’s official, Verizon is no longer a Google Nexus One partner. Their listing on the phone page now reads: “For Verizon’s network, you can buy the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful Android phone and similarly feature-packed cousin of the Nexus One.” In other news, continue reading for a Nexus One vs HTC Desire video.

Vodafone simultaneously announced it will soon start offering Nexus One phones through retail stores and on its website, giving the devices away for free to U.K. customers who sign up for the carrier’s wireless plans.

[via WSJ]

Verizon has confirmed the DROID Incredible’s April 29th launch on their website. This Android 2.1-powered smartphone will feature a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 8.0-megapixel camera, 8GB of internal storage, and 576MB of RAM. No word yet on pricing.

Other specs include aGPS, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and a 3.5mm headset jack.

[via IntomobileInformationweek]

MacRumors reports the Apple is currently developing two new iPhone models, and one of them will reportedly hit Verizon sooner than later. Put simply, “the new GSM version would be released this summer while the CDMA model for Verizon would not go into production until September.”

Verizon was in talks with Apple to gain access to the iPhone and the iPad, though no official news resulted. Verizon also purportedly claimed that its network is already ready for the iPhone and the associated network traffic it would bring.

[via Macrumors – image via]

That’s right, HTC has already begun shipping CDMA Nexus One phones to Verizon, so its release is imminent. Unfortunately, “it’s not believed to be a so-called world phone; i.e. it isn’t expected to include both CDMA and UMTS/HSPA connectivity for worldwide roaming use.” Video after the break.

The paper also suggests that HTC will ship the GSM version of the Nexus One to European carrier Vodafone “soon”.

[via Androidcommunity]