It is officials, the iPhone is heading to Verizon. Current iPhone users will not be able to switch networks without switching phones. I think Apple made a strategic blunder waiting as long as they have. They gave Droid time to get a foothold, and would have had a much better Verizon debuts if they had not waited so long.
"Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless mobile provider, announced Tuesday that it will offer Apple's wildly popular iPhone to its nearly 100 million customers, breaking four years of exclusivity by arch-rival AT&T.
Verizon's iPhone launch will intensify the already ferocious competition raging in the mobile phone market between the iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry line of devices, and handsets powered by Google's Android mobile operating system."