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Apple CDMA iPhone for Verizon photos surface

A blogger by the name of Richy Rich has posted photos claiming to be of the Verizon CDMA iPhone, possibly taken in a Vietnamese repair shop.

A blogger by the name of Richy Rich has posted photos claiming to be of the forthcoming Verizon CDMA iPhone, possibly taken in a Vietnamese repair shop.

The iPhone appears to be in Device Verification Testing (DVT) phase, adding visual evidence to recent reports that Apple is testing a version of the iPhone that will run on Verizon's CDMA network and could be released very shortly.

These photos depict the iPhone running a test similar to leaked photos of the first iPhone 4 before its release this summer. The test unit is shown to be N92DVT, suggesting that the product (N92--a code-name first revealed by John Gruber on his Daring Fireball blog in early August) is indeed in the DVT phase of testing, the last phase before production.

Though reports continue to be published as definitive that Apple will release a CDMA iPhone, no official word on the subject has been heard from the company in Cupertino.

Rumors of a Verizon-compatible iPhone have been running since the original iPhone debuted in 2007, so if we've learned anything--don't get too excited until we hear from Jobs himself.

Does this prove a Verizon iPhone is coming in January? Let me know what you think in the comments!