Well, it's official - Verizon is getting the iPhone 4. The Apple/Verizon relationship developed over the last two years. The two companies began technical discussions starting in 2008 about bringing the iPhone to Verizon. The phone then spent a year in testing and design and starting early next month, the iPhone 4 will come to Verizon.

The Apple/Verizon relationship is formalized in a multi-year, non-exclusive agreement. However we have no additional details, including whether or not release schedules will be synchronized with AT&T.

At Verizon's press conference there's a lot of mutual respect sharing between the two companies. It looks like there's a desire to establish that these two companies want to work together and will continue to going forward. 

Existing VZW customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4 online on February 3rd, 2010. A week later, on February 10th, everyone will be able to order the Verizon iPhone 4 both online and in Verizon stores as well as at the Apple store (both online and at physical stores).

The phone will sell for $199.99 for a 16GB version, and $299.99 for the 32GB version. The Verizon iPhone 4 will feature wireless hotspot capabilities allowing you to connect up to 5 devices to it over WiFi. Verizon indicated that you wouldn't be able to use voice and data simultaneously, consistent with other CDMA devices on its network.

More as we get it.

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  • Nishkabob - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    Might it be possible to put a voice call on hold to check email or use Safari? Or does the call have to be completely disconnected to use the data stream?
  • adlertheman - Monday, January 24, 2011 - link

    Someone mentioned on a previous page that the downfall of the iPhone will be it's incapability to perform as androids.

    I'm no David Rice, but I think our Lil buddy Mr. Jobs over at apple is doing a snazzy job at competing and revolutionizing the functionally of smart phones. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasnt' Iphone 4 the first multi camera communication device to enter the main stream market? Not that android sucks, but like other people mentioned; we "as in us, the forum junkies" are the minority.

    Granted that android has taken over the greater majority of the market but can you see why this is? First of all until now, AT&T has been the only true holder of the iPhone. I think they've "at&t" benefited from this, but its hurt the popularity of apple's little Jesus.

    If you were to compare all phones that support android OS in compression to apple's OS, the numbers would be purely bizarre. Find me one phone, from one provider; that reigns 19% of all mobile device costumers. Toyota's sales doesn't even pull that off,..IN JAPAN. : D
  • jconan - Saturday, January 29, 2011 - link

    Even though Verizon is getting iPhone4, it'll soon be outdated by iPhone5 soon in a few months. How many will buy and just claim later that they should have waited for iPhone5 with a worldband chipset and a dual core processor?

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