iPhone Officially At Verizon February 10

“If the press write something long enough, eventually it comes true”
Lowell McAdam, President & COO, Verizon

Verizon officially announced the iPhone in a press conference today. It will be pretty much the same version as on AT&T, just with the CDMA radio. It will feature FaceTime, Retina Display, and a 5MP camera, just like its GSM counterpart.

The iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order on February 3. It will be avaialable at Verizon stores and online, as well as Apple Stores on February 10. The 16GB version will sell for $200 and the 32GB version for $300, both with a two year commitment. Verizon’s iPhone also can be used as a mobile hot spot for up to 5 devices.

This phone has been rumored for a long time. Verizon has been working hard to make sure its network could handle the surge in data use, a lesson learned from AT&T’s failure. Verizon repeatedly assured the audience that it was ready to handle the added burden. Time will tell.

If you are an Apple fan and have been stuck on AT&T against your will, today is a good day. Getting out of your AT&T contract won’t be easy, but you can finally jump ship. As a non-iPhone user, I am looking forward to the increase in bandwidth caused by the sudden void on AT&T’s network. Once the mass exodus occurs, things should look really good for the remaining customers. This makes it a good day for everybody, not just iPhone fans.

If you want to see if you are eligible for an upgrade at Verizon, you can find out here.

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