Beginning February 10, the phone that changed everything will be available on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the United States. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will also have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability.
Whichever network you choose, you’ll get FaceTime video calling, the high-resolution Retina display, a 5-megapixel camera, HD video recording, long battery life, and all the other great features of iPhone 4.
My dreams realized; now I won't have to sift through Verizon iPhone rumors in my Google Reader any longer. I won’t go through naming the obvious; I’ll leave that to every tech blog on the planet. You’re failing eyes will thank me, grandpa.
Mobile Hotspot - What's this? Verizon has announced a Mobile Hotspot feature that will create a WiFi network thanks to your 3G connection for up to 5 devices. Will it be free? Doubtful. They sure made it sound like it is. It’s also not even an app as they stated on stage. It looks just like the tethering settings on every other phone. Most are wondering if this will Wi-Fi hotspotting will be built-in to iOS 5. But, don’t confuse built-in for “free”. I recall Gingerbread(Android) promoting such a feature at I/O, and that sure as heck ain’t free.
Monthly charges - Who knows. Nothing was announced. Brilliant or shameless PR? I'll go with both. Most people will line up at the store on their computer to pre-order and will be hardpressed to say no when they see the monthly charges for the first time right that second. I mean, what are they going to do, close the webpage!? Ha, yeah right!
Hardware - Case makers aren't going to be happy. If you're lazy and don't feel like moving your finger over the mouse button to click that link, essentially the volume buttons have moved ever so slightly. It looks like some cases won't work on these Verizon iPhones. Ouch.
That’s about it. And, no, you can’t use data while on a phone call. It’s the same as every other CDMA phone and will also be outdated in 6 months. You know, when Apple announces the iPhone 4S with speed bumps, an updated camera and possibly iOS 5.
Still, no more rumors. We did it! USA! USA!
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