For those of you who have been waiting for years for the Apple (Public, NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone to support Verizon Wireless (Public, NYSE:VZ) , your wait is over as Verizon Communications Inc. will have their own iPhone 4′s on February 10, 2011.
According to PC World:
A splash page on Verizon’s Website lists the iPhone 4′s starting price as $199.99 for a 16 GB model with a two-year contract. A 32 GB model will cost $299.99, same as with AT&T. The 8 GB iPhone 3GS, which now costs $49 with AT&T, will not be available on Verizon’s network.
Verizon’s version of the iPhone 4 can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five connections through a pre-installed app.; the limitation is that users will not be able to talk and use data at the same time while tethered. Otherwise, the Verizon iPhone 4 is the same as the AT&T version: a 960-by-640 resolution screen, a 5-megapixel camera with Flash, a front-facing camera for video chat and gyroscope sensors for gaming.
As for the future, Verizon and Apple won’t say whether an iPhone 5 will launch this summer, but since Apple has a multi-year, non-exclusive arrangement with Verizon, there’s a chance that the iPhone could come to Sprint and T-Mobile as well.
Let us know what you think.
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