The rumors have been circulating for months and the actual release date a topic of hot debate. But this morning we finally got the official word that the iPhone 4 will soon be available through our country’s top-rated cell-phone service provider, Verizon.
Existing Verizon customers will have the opportunity to pre-order the device on February 3rd while everyone else will have to wait until February 10th to pick up their device from Apple stores, Verizon stores or order it online.
As for the device itself, it is a slightly modified version of Apple’s iPhone 4 that will run on Verizon’s CDMA network. One noticeable difference is the Verizon iPhone does not support simultaneous use of voice and date—so no web browsing and talking on the phone at the same time. It does however feature a new antenna design and a key feature that AT&T’s iPhone lacks—the ability to use it as a WiFi hotspot and connect up to 5 additional devices. For more information, check out Engadget’s detailed comparison.
Here at CoPilot Live we are extremely excited to get our hands on a Verizon iPhone so we can ensure our GPS navigation apps will run smoothly on the new devices. We’ll keep you updated as we have more news to share!
And what about you? Will you be breaking that AT&T contract and heading to a Verizon store in a month? Or as a current Verizon customer have you been counting down the days until you can upgrade to the iPhone? Or perhaps, you have no interest at this time and you’re sticking to your Android device?
It looks like the battle between iOS and Android has just entered a new phase!