donniebaseball23 writes: Earlier today, Verizon and Apple finally confirmed what everyone knew was coming: iPhone will soon launch on the Verizon network. The hugely popular iPhone has been a hit with gamers and game developers on the App Store, and by bringing the phone to the largest carrier in the U.S., the installed base suddenly could get much larger. The folks at social gaming network OpenFeint believe the Verizon iPhone impact could be immediately felt this year, according to IndustryGamers. "The iPhone coming to Verizon is a highly anticipated event by the mobile gaming community," said Peter Relan, chairman of OpenFeint. "Adding 13 million more potential gamers on the iPhone is going to be a watershed moment for mobile gaming. I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. mobile gaming industry doubles in revenue this year because of this deal."