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iPhone on Verizon: Yay or nay?This week on the Mailbag, Molly clears up some iPhone confusion (sort of), and gives her Webby acceptance speech for the last time.
Hello, everyone! I�m Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where Ok, first, I need to clear up some mild confusion that resulted from the most recent Buzz Report. MGCN was one of a few who writes: After many years with Verizon, I painfully pre order my new 3gs Iphone from ATT. It is killing me to leave Verizon, but I figured i would have to wait at least another year. Now after your latest buzz out, I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED!!!! SHOULD I RETURN MY ATT? please give me some light. ALL YOUR COLEAGUES AT CNET say at least a year if Ever.... I don't know what to do....Any inside tip would be helpful.... I still can cancel my iphone I responded to MCGN and others to say that I don�t have any inside information about a Verizon iPhone at all. My suggestion on the Buzz Report that it�s coming to Verizon and you shouldn�t sign a two-year contract with AT&T was based on all the same old rumors and speculation. I think it�s a good BET there�ll be a Verizon iPhone in about a year, but if you can�t wait that long, go crazy with the AT&T. But as long as we�re confusing you, Daniel responded to that episode of the Buzz Report to say: Hi Molly!!!!! The next version of the iphone will be available for verizon. A friend works with the Ceo teaching people in verizon stores about the new phones. All she told my dad was that not this year a verison of the "iphone" will be available for verizon. Not this year. Apple and Verizon are talking and in the stage of agreeing on terms. Verizon said this time though they won't let it pass. soon you can stop complaining because it will be a network with some standards!!!! So. If I had to guess? CES announcement, June 2010 release. Just guessing. Ok, in other recent big events, Buzz Out Loud turned 1,000. Zaf was one of the more colorful congrats we received. He said: Hey, MoWo =D (sorry bout that if its bad) anyways first of all i want to congratulate BOL on its 1000th episode! Well done to BOL crew and the rest of cnet for making my days of boring reading stupid articles to fun insightful discussions that help me understand what the article is really talking about. Nice. That�s what we aim to do around here. And yeah. No more MoWo. Speaking of Buzz Out Loud and our other podcast offerings, Ben says: The new cnet.com/live site is great. To pimp it up a little maybe a 'minutes until' feature could be added? For example: "1 hour 15 minutes until BOL streams live!" That way people who live in other time zones and are also mentally challenged (like me) don't have to deal with converting GMT to local time! Thanks, Ben. I really like that idea. I passed it along to the team working on future features for that page. And for the rest of you, if you haven�t already, check out the cnet.com/live page where you can watch of our live streams throughout the day and chat with your fellow viewers. It�s so interactive! Ok, Jake and several others sent in this question: Hi, What is the URL of the CNET acceptance speech at the webby awards? Or could you just show us the video? I tried browsing the YouTube channel (youtube.com/webby), but I couldn't find it. Yeah. So. It turns out, the Webby people did not upload the People�s Voice acceptance speeches to YouTube. We all recorded our five-word speeches, but they only put �actual� winner speeches on YouTube, even though People�s Voice winners were treated the same as other winners in almost every other respect. So, that sucks, and the Webbys are dead to me, and should be to you, since you are, in fact, the people. But allow me to recreate the speech right here: Thank you CNET TV fans. Worth the wait, right? And that�s it for this week, everyone! Keep the feedback and questions coming! Email me at Mailbag@cnet.com, or send your snail mail to 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. Thanks for watching, everyone.