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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  • jnadke - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    I would promptly beat the AT&T person upside the head next time I saw them.

    There's no reason to waste my time while you book tickets over the internet. Do it after I'm off the phone and text message me afterward.
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  • Belard - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    or a version of that...

    Show a split screen of an at&t and Verizon iPhone users trying to do Voice and data at the same time.... and how they have that restriction with Verizon.

    The Verizon iPhone user doesn't even get the tickets.... :)

    I have no real love for at&t... they just another carrier. In my area in Texas - Verizon has worst service an at*t... and I totally hate Verizon's custom UI. But at&t has applied the SONY-type design to some of the other phones (odd).

    The thing is... sometimes the person you're talking to on the phone, doesn't have a computer or phone to text you... especially if its just a person in retail who doesn't KNOW who you are.

    The ability to do talk and data is useful as is Multi-tasking (In the OLD-days, MS-DOS geeks were anti-Multi-tasking as a stupid feature that nobody serious actually needs - in response to the 1985~1994 Amiga computers).
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  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    Hope they don't delay the launch of the Android phones shown at CES to give the iPhone more time in the sun. I'm up for renewal at the beginning of March and really want the Droid Bionic available then so I can ditch my Windows Mobile POS. Reply
  • Alberto8793 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    canada has like the 8th slowest internert worldwide...... also Verizon is migrating to LTE what have you got up there in canda? HSPA? not even HSPA +? Reply
  • RussianSensation - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    Typical American thinking - always of the view you have the greatest "everything". Before you try to state your opinions as facts, try to do your research.

    US's Internet

    AT&T's fastest U-Verse is 24 Mbps download for $65:
    http://www.att.com/u-verse/explore/internet-landin...

    Verizon's fastest FIOS is 50 Mbps for $139.99:
    http://www22.verizon.com/Residential/FiOSInternet/...

    vs.

    Canada's Internet:

    Roger's Ultimate is 50 Mbps for $99.99:
    http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDe...
    Reply
  • extide - Thursday, January 13, 2011 - link

    BTW... You can get 101Mbit (Cablevision?) & 50Mbit (Comcast) on cable here in the US right now. Reply
  • scook9 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    Perhaps I am a simp.....but which phone is verizon and which is ATT in that video?!

    Kind of meaningless without that designation
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  • IBMSYSTEM3 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't go to Verizon and lose the capabilities of AT&T's network. Where are you people that you have all of the problems I never encounter? I travel around a few cities in the midwest and have made trips to larger & medium sized cites on either coast and never have connectivity problems or dropped. OK, not never but very rarely. Reply
  • vol7ron - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    I still have the 3GS. While it's a good phone, the lack of flash is pushing me to go droid. Besides, I want a bigger screen. If iPhone5 doesn't do something amazing, I think I'm probably going to switch.

    The Flash feud seems to petty to me and is probably going to be the reason apple loses my business. Not to mention, they try to prevent jailbreaks. If you have users that want something better than you have to offer, don't stop them, embrace them. It's unfortunate jailbreaking is almost synonymous with warez; this is not the case for me.
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  • wicktron - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - link

    re: vol7ron

    It's the reason why you just can't simply type "fastboot oem unlock" on every Android device.
    Reply

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