Massucci's Take: Verizon iPhone will come, but it may take two years

My Apple (AAPL) iPhone recently started delivering voice-mail messages a day late. But sometimes, I don't get them at all. Calls have been dropping more frequently and I find that surfing the Web using my iPhone, which operates on the AT&T data network, is a drag.

Growing more frustrated with my iPhone, I got on my work phone and called a few telecommunications analysts to ask: When are Verizon and Apple going to get together to provide the much-anticipated, long-awaited Apple/Verizon iPhone? I was particularly interested in their answers given that Verizon (VZ) announced last week that it would be launching an array of phones based on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system. My big fear was that their answer would be never.