CES Keynote by Verizon CEO Stokes Speculation Regarding iPhone Announcement

Wednesday August 4, 2010 7:28 PM PDT by Eric Slivka

The Consumer Electronics Association today announced that Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg will be making the opening keynote speech at CES 2011, the major consumer electronics expo held each January in Las Vegas. Seidenberg's keynote speech will be held on the morning of January 6th, 2011.

While the topic of Seidenberg's keynote is obviously unknown at this point, news of his speech is already sparking speculation that he could make an announcement regarding the iPhone coming to Verizon, as the conference is frequently a venue for major product announcements from various companies.

It would be surprising, however, for such an introduction to not be made as part of an Apple-controlled event with Steve Jobs running the show, given the company's obsession with secrecy and control. But we are making note of this development on Page 2 as it may be of interest to a number of our readers.

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