If there’s anyone outside of Apple who might know when a version of the iPhone with 3G cellular-wireless access is coming it’s Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal‘s technology pundit.
And according to Mossberg, this highly-anticipated device will hit the market in less than 60 days.
He was speaking at the Beet.TV executive summit in Washington when he said "When the iPhone came out it became crystal clear that you were going to be able to carry in your pocket something which gave you really quite a good video experience. Big screen, high definition, still you can carry it in your purse or pocket. But again, broadband on these cell phone networks is limited. And I’m not talking about the fact that iPhone isn’t 3G, it will be 3G in 60 days."
There can be no doubt Apple intends to release the iPhone 3G — the head of AT&T has promised it — but Mossberg’s comment saying it will be available in late spring gives the earliest release date so far. According to other reports, this device will hit the market this summer.
The addition of 3G to the iPhone would allow it to connect to faster cellular-wireless networks, increasing the speed at which users can surf the Web and exchange email. The current version used the 2.5G standard EDGE.