I imagine the 62 million subscribers of Verizon Wireless -- a joint venture between Verizon Communications
While the beans were spilled on gadget blogs days ago, Verizon Wireless formally launched four of its "must have" phones for the holiday season, including the supposedly iPhone-killing Voyager. The high-end lineup explains why Verizon happily paid Broadcom a license fee of $6 per phone to make sure those models with Qualcomm
While Sprint Nextel
Yeah, right. Show Mr. Lanman to the padded room, please. Either Lanman is clinically delusional, or he has no reservations about making sensational statements that he knows have a snowball's chance of becoming reality. The Voyager will kill the iPhone as dead as the Microsoft's
Granted, the Voyager is a really slick device. It has certain features -- such as a QWERTY keyboard and truly broadband wireless access -- that top the iPhone. It even plays mobile television via Verizon's VCast service. But even though I'd expect the device to be a hit, it will definitely not kill the iPhone's popularity.
It will, however, help spruce up Verizon's current image as a reliable yet boring provider of wireless services. From its lack of the coolest Nokia phones in the 1990s to its miss of Motorola's
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Fool contributor Dave Mock would pay top dollar to cut out all the iEuphemisms. He owns shares of Motorola and Qualcomm and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. The Fool's disclosure policy is an iPolicy-killer.