Verizon iPhone Could Be 4G ‘World Phone’

My speculated that the being announced Tuesday will be a dual-mode phone, able to connect to both Verizon's CDMA-based network and with AT&T's GSM-based technology.

But after reviewing some leaked information and talking to some experts, I'm going to take my prediction even further. I think we will see a 4G LTE 'world phone" announced at Verizon's big press event in New York tomorrow.

The Verizon iPhone will be dubbed the "iPhone 4G" by Apple and will support the latest and greatest wireless technology of both the No. 1 and No. 2 wireless carriers in the US-LTE for Verizon and GSM/UMTS HSPA+ for . Both carriers call their network "4G", hence the name of the phone.

Killer Combo

For Verizon customers the new phone will represent the combination of the country's fastest 4G network with the most popular phone. Verizon has turned on its superfast 4G LTE service in 39 cities so far, and expects to this year.

In cities where LTE is available, internet service would run over Verizon's LTE network, while voice service will run on Verizon's 3G CDMA network (which will also be supported in the new phone). In cities where Verizon hasn't yet turned on LTE, customers will rely on CDMA technology for both voice and internet, similar to the way most Verizon phones work today.