Other carriers like Sprint could also announce CDMA version of iPhone

Verizon recently announced that it would start selling a CDMA version of Apple's iPhone from 10th of February 10, with preorders starting on 3rd of February, is a great relief for those Apple fans who were frequently criticizing AT&T's allegedly poor network services.

The availability of the iPhone via Verizon will put an end to AT&T's exclusive rights to sell the iPhone. Analysts expect Verizon Wireless to sell millions of iPhones once the US mobile phone carrier starts selling them.

Meanwhile, rumors have started swirling that more carriers could follow Verizon's footsteps and announce their own CDMA version of the iPhone. Sprint is expected to make a major announcement about the iPhone on 7th of February.

If Sprint also starts selling iPhone, the difference between the Verizon iPhone and the Sprint iPhone will be minimal as both carriers use the same EVDO 3G communications on similar frequencies.

There is no technical reason that Sprint cannot carry an iPhone. Overseas, for instance in the UK, Apple's iPhone is available via almost all the major mobile phone carriers.