The iPhone is finally free of the grips of the AT&T stronghold. Verizon Wireless has now announced that it will be adding the iPhone to the long list of devices supported by its network.
The iPhone 4 will be available from Verizon for pre-order online on February 3 and in stores on February 1.
Here are some early news stories regarding the iPhone for Verizon :
While these early reports are inconclusive, they indicate that the modifications Apple has done to the iPhone 4 to adapt it to Verizon's CDMA network might have alleviated the death grip issue - at least to a certain degree. While we await more testing (and a chance to test it out ourselves) of the Verizon iPhone, this is definitely another thing to think about if you're planning on buying a new iPhone 4.Verizon iPhone Doesn't Suffer from the Death Grip Issue?
The Verizon introduction will also hurt Qualcomm, Blackberry developer Research in Motion Ltd. and other companies that depend upon the Android operating system, Chase analyst Rod Hall said in a report issued Tuesday. Hall forecast that the Verizon iPhone could lead to a 55 percent decline in Motorola's earnings per share and "could jeopardize 2011 profitability for multiple quarters."Analyst: Verizon iPhone could hurt Motorola's renewal
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead declined to talk about what data plans--Web, email, etc.--for the iPhone would look like or how they would be priced. Earlier, the Journal's Spencer Ante and Yukari Kane reported that Verizon would offer an unlimited data plan for iPhone users, which it already does for the other smartphones it sells.The Verizon iPhone: Should You Switch?
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