According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to release an iPhone that runs on CDMA network technology that could end AT&T’s exclusivity on the device in the United States.  To make a long story short, the iPhone may be coming to Verizon.

If the rumor is true, it doesn’t look like Apple is going to completely screw AT&T…  At least not initially.  The fourth generation iPhone is still expected to come out this summer on AT&T as usual.  Pegatron Technology Corp, the manufacture of the CDMA iPhone, isn’t expected to start mass producing the device until September.

A fall release of a Verizon iPhone may keep a few people from getting the new AT&T model in the summer, however, the company that will really suffer from this is not AT&T…  It is Research in Motion.  Fall and winter are usually dominated by BlackBerry sales as RIM generally releases several devices, however, throwing a Verizon iPhone into the mix could make for a long cold winter for RIM.