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After three and a half years of AT&T exclusivity, Verizon now has access to the iPhone 4

The iPhone made a huge splash on the smartphone market when it landed on AT&T's network in 2007. Since then, the iPhone has been an AT&T-exclusive; that is until now. Verizon officially announced that it will sell a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 next month.

"Today we're partnering with a giant of the industry, and that's Apple," said Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell Mcadam. Despite earlier reports that suggested that it would be Apple CEO that would join the Verizon stage to tout the iPhone 4, it was actually Tim Cook that carried the torch for Apple during the press conference. 

“We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said McAdam. “This is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to the mobile landscape this century.” 

“Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can't wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Apple COO Tim Cook. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”

Hardware changes are minimal, and all the same features of the GSM version of the iPhone 4 (dual camera, retina display, A4 processor, etc.) are still found on Verizon's iPhone 4.

Verizon Wireless executives were also quick to point out that it has built out its network with enough backhaul capacity to support the iPhone 4 and the data that the device consumes. It appears that Verizon Wireless doesn’t want a repeat of the strain that iPhones have put on AT&T’s fragile network.

Existing Verizon Wireless customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4 on February 3. Everyone else will be able to purchase the device on February 10 when it is made publicly available. Prices are the familiar $199 for the 16GB iPhone 4 and $299 for the 32GB iPhone 4. A nice addition to the Verizon iPhone 4 is that it will act as a 3G “Personal Hotspot” for up to five devices (another nod to Verizon Wireless’ confidence in its network's reliability).



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RE: Late to the Game
By Alexstarfire on 1/12/2011 6:44:22 AM , Rating: 2
Way to interject the non-relevant iPad 2 into a discussion about Verizon and the iPhone 4.

Basically you just state that Apple forced AT&T, and after them any other carrier that sells their phone, to be like the rest of the world. Selling standardized phones with no carrier BS on it.

Yes, that's good and all, but it's also the reason the iPhone only sells as well in the US>


RE: Late to the Game
By Tony Swash on 1/12/2011 11:28:24 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Way to interject the non-relevant iPad 2 into a discussion about Verizon and the iPhone 4.


I didn't interject the iPad2 the person whose comment I was replying to mentioned the iPad 2 and made some fairly daft comments about it which I was responding to. Try reading the stuff you are commenting on - it helps ;)

quote:
Basically you just state that Apple forced AT&T, and after them any other carrier that sells their phone, to be like the rest of the world. Selling standardized phones with no carrier BS on it.

Yes, that's good and all, but it's also the reason the iPhone only sells as well in the US>


Nearly 75% of iPhones are in use outside the US

see
http://www.asymco.com/2011/01/08/nearly-75-of-ipho...

quote:
By themaster08 said on 1/12/2011 3:12:52 AM
The Great Wall of Text coming from the guy telling others to get out more.


I wrote my comment on my iPhone whilst sitting in the park :)

Did the wall of text hurt your brain - it was an awful lot of ideas for you take in at one go. Have a little lie down and then you will feel better. Perhaps try just reading one sentence at a time and taking a short break.


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