Verizon Launches iPhone 4, Available February 10th
The version being offered by Verizon is essentially the same device being offered on AT&T, including the speedy A4 processor, HD video capabilities, Facetime support and Apple's high-resolution retina display. The 16GB model will sell for $199.99 with a two-year agreement (the same deal offered by AT&T) starting on February 10, while the 32GB version will run $299.99. Though, due to limitation of CDMA tech, you won't be able to simultaneously talk on the phone and browse the Web as you can with the AT&T iPhone the Verizon version does have the ability to turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five other devices, something Android users have enjoyed for sometime now that has been missing on iOS. The question now is, how will AT&T respond to losing its exclusive hold over the iPhone and how will Verizon's network hold up if, as expected, millions of customers flee AT&T and snatch up the Verizon iPhone?
Update: Engadget reports that, thanks to the slightly repositioned volume buttons and mute switch, current iPhone 4 cases and bumpers might not fit the Verizon version. The switch to CDMA necessitated a redesigned antenna, which resulted in the minor shift in placement. So, if you were considering jumping ship to Verizon and just reusing your old iPhone case, you might be forced to throw down for yet another overpriced case.