Few days ago BusinessWeek reported that Apple will announce the Verizon iPhone shortly after CES. And now there is even more proof of a Verizon iPhone coming soon.
A reader of PhoneArena.com has spotted online retailer Offwire.com selling Verizon iPhone 4 cases from a third-party site called Case-Mate. Many styles and colors are available to choose from. The same website is also offering a wide selection of AT&T iPhone 4 cases, therefore this does not seem to be a misprint. Offwire though has now pulled all Verizon iPhone related products from its catalog.
Another reader pointed out that iPhone case maker Case-Mate already had their own website dedicated to products for the Verizon iPhone. That page now redirects to a generic iPhone 4 page. But, Google cache still has a copy of the webpage which reads:
Verizon also seems to be buying iPhone related domains. Both “iphoneonverizon.com” and “iphoneforverizon.com” are now owned by “Verizon Trademark Services LLC,” the same company who owns “verizon.com.” The whois info of these domains also shows that they were bought very recently on December 9th 2010.
Verizon bought these domains from Jim Benton of HolyShnikes.com. This guy also owns the domains “iphoneonsprint.com,” “iphoneontmobile.com” and “iphoneonatt.com.” All of these webpages are paid link farms, which is basically a webpage to generate advertising profits.