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Google cache still shows the [now] inactive Case-mate page   (Source: Redmond Pie)
Remond Pie and Pocketnow offer new details on imminent iPhone 4 [Verizon] launch

The rumors of the iPhone coming to Verizon's vast network are about as old as the iPhone itself. Now it appears that the long wait is close to being over. BusinessWeek reported last week that the Verizon iPhone would be here before Valentines Day.

Piling on that report, PocketNow and Redmond Pie have uncovered some new information that shows that Verizon and its partners are gearing up for the iPhone 4. Verizon Trademark Services LLC has already bought both iphoneonverizon.com and iphoneforverizon.com. 

According to PocketNow, both sites were owned by Jim Benton and are currently being used as link farms. 

In addition, Redmond Pie points out that Case-Mate has jumped the gun a bit by putting a landing page on its website dedicated to iPhone 4 accessories. Although we're curious as to why a Verizon iPhone would need its own specially designed case/marketing, the pages that referenced the items have already been taken down (perhaps either Verizon or Apple wasn't too happy about its existence). 

Even though the page is not currently available, Google cache still has all the goods including this message from Case-Mate: 

The Wait is over: iPhone 4 for Verizon is Coming 

The waiting game is finally over. After three long years and countless numbers of rumors, the iPhone 4 will soon be available on the Verizon network. The subscribers of the United States’ largest carrier can all breathe a sigh of relief. And start making plans to camp out at their local Apple store. 

Verizon already has a slew of Android-based smartphones in its current (and upcoming) product portfolio, so it will be interesting to see how many new Verizon, current Verizon, and defecting AT&T iPhone customers will flock to Verizon’s iPhone 4.



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Too late?
By cmdrdredd on 1/2/2011 12:39:04 PM , Rating: 2
It will be interesting to see if the iPhone is too late to the party for Verizon with it's selection of Android based phones. I currently have a Droid and planned to get a Samsung Galaxy based phone soon which boasts features that best the iPhone in most respects. Unless the iPhone launches with 4G LTE or something I do not know if it will have the following some are expecting.




RE: Too late?
By jkostans on 1/2/2011 12:43:00 PM , Rating: 3
RE: Too late?
By WaltFrench on 1/2/2011 8:27:16 PM , Rating: 1
Genius.

But the same artist did the exact opposite slam of the Androids. Your stunningly brilliant takedown of Apple is matched by a stunningly brilliant takedown of the Google devices.

I know you'll have fun digging up the link. Use Google. If you're more wedded to Androids than you are to having a bit of fun, however, I suggest you just sulk instead of watching it.


RE: Too late?
By mcnabney on 1/3/2011 10:04:40 AM , Rating: 2
It isn't the same person.

You can go to the website and type in whatever text you want and it will make a video with the two characters saying what you wrote.


RE: Too late?
By KeithP on 1/2/2011 1:55:59 PM , Rating: 2
The most interesting stat to me will be if the number of Verizon iPhones sold to, what I will call "pure" Verizon customers (or customers from carriers other than AT&T), will be larger than the number of Verizon iPhones sold to AT&T customers that will leave AT&T and move to Verizon.

If I had to guess, I would put money on iPhone sales taking a huge chunk of Verizon's Android phone market and those sales will out number the sales from people leaving AT&T. It could go either way of course.

Also, in regards to the article. Cliches are never so bad as when they are wrong. It was never of a question of "if" the iPhone would be available on Verizon's network, only "when."


RE: Too late?
By SunAngel on 1/2/2011 2:30:44 PM , Rating: 1
Your right. But I think its a no-brainer the iPhone will dominate the smartphone market at Verizon. I really hate to see RIM take the hit but evolution is inevitable. As far as Android is concerned ... no comment when it launched and no comment now nor in the future.


RE: Too late?
By Sazabi19 on 1/4/2011 1:55:01 PM , Rating: 2
No way, i would like to think most of Verizon's customers are smarter than that. It will be the influx of AT&T ppl that will throw off android/iphone stats. Most of the current Verizon customrs are smarter... i hope.


RE: Too late?
By Mr772 on 1/5/2011 10:52:36 AM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't exactly call being a customer of the most customer abusive wireless providers in the country "smart". I think a better description of Verizon customers would be either "desperate" or "suckers".

I understand if you don't have alternative options or if your company pays for your wireless service though.


RE: Too late?
By phatboye on 1/2/2011 7:57:19 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed, unless it has 4g LTE and not just a rebranded AT&T iPhone with that works on CDMA I can care less. I'm due for a phone upgrade in the next few months and my next phone will surely be a 4G LTE phone. Until such phones are available I will stick to my current phone.


RE: Too late?
By adiposity on 1/3/2011 4:34:01 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
just a rebranded AT&T iPhone with that works on CDMA


Well, if it works on CDMA, it's more than just rebranded. But I agree, no LTE will be bad news. I heard they were waiting for LTE to release it, though, so we'll see...


RE: Too late?
By Mr772 on 1/5/2011 11:03:31 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
just a rebranded AT&T iPhone with that works on CDMA


Rebranded? Are they taking the Apple off of it? No way in hell Steve let's them put a red VZ logo on it.


RE: Too late?
By WaltFrench on 1/2/2011 8:24:27 PM , Rating: 1
Let's see... several tech writers have named the iPhone4, the one with the "AntennaGate" issue, as THE BEST cell phone. Fr'instance, the Wall St Journal's Mossberg — woops, best tech gadget, not just phones. This despite its being available in the US only on AT&T.

And somehow, the iPhone5 is spozed to be lousier when it moves to Verizon? Think that Apple has spent a whole year carefully dismantling all its features to make it sell slowly, maybe to spite Verizon for not taking it in 2006? And to reward AT&T for its rather weak coverage & reliability?

I give you credit for a great (if warped) sense of humor. Not saying that the Droids aren't capable, just that if Verizon wanted to put all its money on Android not getting tripped up by patents or anti-trust, or just continuing to be second choice for millions of Americans, they wouldn't have to do a thing.


RE: Too late?
By cmdrdredd on 1/2/2011 9:48:12 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
et's see... several tech writers have named the iPhone4, the one with the "AntennaGate" issue, as THE BEST cell phone. Fr'instance, the Wall St Journal's Mossberg — woops, best tech gadget, not just phones. This despite its being available in the US only on AT&T. And somehow, the iPhone5 is spozed to be lousier when it moves to Verizon? Think that Apple has spent a whole year carefully dismantling all its features to make it sell slowly, maybe to spite Verizon for not taking it in 2006? And to reward AT&T for its rather weak coverage & reliability? I give you credit for a great (if warped) sense of humor. Not saying that the Droids aren't capable, just that if Verizon wanted to put all its money on Android not getting tripped up by patents or anti-trust, or just continuing to be second choice for millions of Americans, they wouldn't have to do a thing.


It's not an iPhone 5 dude...you failed. It's supposed to be the SAME phone as ATT has now, except maybe 4G LTE capable (doubt it). Plus, Consumer Reports and other sites say the iPhone is perhaps the best device, but they don't recommend it to people. *shocked* how is that? Well because of the issues it has with antenna.

Let us not forget that the Samsung Fascinate and Epic are faster than the iPhone by a very huge margin when it comes to processing power. That means a faster experience.


Verizon White iPhone 4
By hiscross on 1/2/11, Rating: 0
RE: Verizon White iPhone 4
By ChoadNamath on 1/2/2011 3:04:36 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
On Verizon, I will have to hang to GPS or check mail, or worst use the internet.

Honestly, when was the last time you did any of those things while on the phone with someone?


RE: Verizon White iPhone 4
By Solandri on 1/3/2011 4:07:31 AM , Rating: 2
It actually does become an issue with GPS. If I'm using the GPS to route my car to a destination and I get a call, the GPS still works but the map and directions won't update if I go off course.

I'm on Sprint, and the 4G WiMax is on a different radio from voice, so if there's 4G coverage I can use the GPS (or the Internet) while I'm on a call. Dunno if Verizon will be the same with LTE.


RE: Verizon White iPhone 4
By mcnabney on 1/3/2011 10:12:29 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, the GPS works fine when on the phone. The 'logical map' is loaded onto the device when plotting a course so it can guide you and generally reroute without reestablishing a data connection. Well, the Google Maps does. Maybe the Verizon-branded Navigator might need to reconnect to reroute, but the Google application is pretty self sufficient once the route has been loaded.


RE: Verizon White iPhone 4
By MScrip on 1/2/2011 3:38:57 PM , Rating: 2
You do realize that there are millions upon millions of people on Verizon using the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Incredible, Samsung Fascinate, countless Blackberries, etc...

Obviously the "voice and data" problem isn't that bad.


RE: Verizon White iPhone 4
By themaster08 on 1/2/2011 5:19:06 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Finally, I can get a mobile phone that I can make calls on.
What about a phone that will get you up on time?....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/823587...


RE: Verizon White iPhone 4
By SPOOFE on 1/2/2011 7:51:55 PM , Rating: 2
I'm waitin' for my buddy to get a phone that actually rings the first, second, third, and/or fourth time I call him, instead of just the fifth, sixth, or sometimes even seventh.


Different Spec'd IPhone 4 for Verizon
By Darkk on 1/2/2011 4:11:15 PM , Rating: 1
It's been speculated that the screen will be smaller than the AT*T branded version. Makes me wonder why would anybody want a smaller screen? Might as well go back to flip phones.




By MScrip on 1/2/2011 4:47:12 PM , Rating: 2
God I hope not! The iPhone is already small enough!

My bet is that Verizon will be allowed to carry the current iPhone 4 this spring... and only AT&T will get the new iPhone 5 this summer in America.

Then in 2012... both Verizon and AT&T will get the new iPhone 6 and everyone will be on the same release schedule.

As a Verizon customer... I'm hopeful... but doubtful at the same time. These rumors have been popping up for the last 4 years!

I think Apple was stupid to sign such a long exclusivity deal in their home country. But it's time to start selling their phone on other carriers.

Apple has enough cash to buy their way out of the 5-year exclusivity contract early.


By SPOOFE on 1/2/2011 7:49:19 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Makes me wonder why would anybody want a smaller screen?

Better battery life, maybe? Though it would have to be significantly smaller to have much real-world impact.

I doubt the form factor will change, though. That just adds a whole slew of extra parts, division of sourcing, extra customer support, etc.


Verizon iPhone
By atlmann10 on 1/2/2011 5:08:15 PM , Rating: 2
I actually think the largest part of people getting the iPhone on Verizon will be the ones leaving At&t because of there network. I mean really as far as it goes Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile etc have been singing the Android chorus for quite some time now, there are also the Windows phones as well. Then to top it all off CES is next Thursday which means a whole new line of just about every brand of phones on every carrier. Many will be dual core or with other big upgrades such as 4G both Wimax and LTE, better resolutions, with upgraded processor, PCB, and Memory speed as well as size and screen. The iPhone will be Verizon 3G and will be the same or less capable than the At&t version introduced last June. To top it all off Android phones have been outselling iPhone's for months now, and as I said earlier the W7 phones are in the market to. All this is going to do is hurt At&t with subscriber loss, Apple made this choice to late, and to most especially those on Verizon Android has the largest foothold.

Open versus closed bye bye Apple; even if it is just the start of Apples second death to the world!




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