John Paczkowski

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Funny, an "Analyst" on the Next Bar Stool Told Me the Same Thing

Verizon’s long-awaited iPhone announcement has really pushed the Apple analyst community into making some (cough) risky proclamations. First, it told us 2011 will be a big year for the iPhone. Now, it’s claiming Verizon will put some marketing muscle behind the device.

“Our checks with industry sources indicate that Verizon will put heavy promotion behind the iPhone, likely ahead of its other platforms including Android,” Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu says.

I’d say that’s a safe bet, given the amount of effort that Verizon put into the deal and the obviously high expectations for it. Indeed, as Wu himself notes, the carrier is already touting the iPhone 4 as a flagship product on its Web site. And it’s given it a snappy little tagline that’s well suited for an (inevitable) ad campaign: “The phone that changed everything. Coming to America’s most reliable network.”

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus