Today Verizon and Apple announced the Verizon iPhone. The wait is over for those who held out on the iPhone because of AT&T. The Verizon iPhone will go on sale on February 10th. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability.
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The Verizon iPhone 4 will include new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing customers to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. This is pretty cool!
“We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon. “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 Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”
iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning Thursday, February 10 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new two year customer agreement. iPhone 4 will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide, online here.
Verizon has not yet announced the data package pricing for the iPhone. As far as we know Verizon is also not offering the white iPhone 4.
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If you are a Verizon customer and want the iPhone you should hit this page to see if you can qualify for early pre-order. Verizon might run out of CDMA iPhone 4 in case the demand is really as high as the hype suggests.