updated 04:10 pm EST, Fri January 7, 2011
Verizon sends January 11 invite, iPhone possible
(Update: iPhone very likely) Verizon today sent an invitation to members of the press for a special event in New York City on January 11. It didn't detail what would occur, but it would be hosted by none other than Verizon President Lowell McAdam. The event was unusually timed as it would follow just two days after CES ends.
As the company just unveiled its 4G Android lineup, the news may ultimately relate to the long rumored CDMA iPhone. Verizon was already rumored to be adding the Apple smartphone just after CES, and Apple may have blacked out vacations for February 3 through 6 to coordinate the release at its own stores.
The phone may be cosmetically different but should be functionally similar to the GSM version other than the network switch. LTE 4G isn't likely as the chipsets demand more battery and physical space than 3G.
Update: A scoop this afternoon from AllThingsD sources said that the news would in fact be about the iPhone.