The HTC ThunderBolt is reportedly outselling Apple’s iPhone 4 in some Verizon locations if one analyst firm is correct. At first blush, this sounds unlikely, but there are at least four reasons why the report is believable, ranging from mobile broadband to screen size.
Maybe you just wandered into a store, since lines apparently either remained small, never formed or quickly disbursed, or maybe you pre-ordered your Verizon iPhone and it arrived today. However you got it, you’re now the proud owner of an iPhone 4. What now?
Those craving immediate satisfaction probably waited till today to pick up their Verizon iPhones, the first day the device is available for sale in brick-and-mortar stores. If you did wait, you might also have to wait in line, though the size of that line will vary.
Antennagate is back in the news thanks to the Verizon iPhone 4. The Inquirer has an article about it, decrying Apple’s willful negligence with the sub-title “Can’t keep a faulty design down.” Let’s put this faulty notion to bed, shall we?
Verizon iPhone 4 pre-order sales for existing customers began and sold out on Feb. 3, but starting today, anyone can order the phone online directly from either Apple or Verizon. In both cases, the expected shipment date for the iPhone is Feb. 18.
With timing that couldn’t possibly have been coincidental, many tech news outlets yesterday pretty much simultaneously (embargo, anyone?) released their Verizon iPhone reviews. Here are some highlights of what the web is saying about Apple’s smartphone making the jump to Big Red.
Apple this morning confirmed that pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone will begin tomorrow, Feb. 3 for existing customers. Pre-ordering can be done exclusively online through the Apple Store or Verizon’s website, and will work on a first come, first served basis.
Those buying the Verizon iPhone have reason to celebrate today as the company’s COO, Lowell McAdam, has confirmed that there will indeed be a $30 unlimited data plan available for the device. McAdam shared the news with the WSJ ahead of Verizon’s meeting with investors today.
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The Verizon iPhone finally became a reality yesterday, and it brought with it one feature the existing GSM AT&T version lacked: Personal Hotspot, which lets you share your data connection with up to five other devices via Wi-Fi. That feature might not remain exclusive long.
Now that Verizon customers can finally get an iPhone of their own, what happens to AT&T’s subscriber count? Or to the other non-iPhone carriers in the U.S.? It’s not quite a dire situation thanks to new Android phones, the hottest one being an exclusive to AT&T.
Analysts estimate sales of a Verizon iPhone to be from three to six million units per quarter, with a substantial number being sold to refugees from AT&T’s network. Whether or not you join the crowd will likely come down to coverage, cost and features.
The Verizon iPhone has finally arrived, after much hype and years of rumors and speculation — we even included it in our roundup of 10 geek dreams that might never come true last year. So is it everything that iPhone users were hoping for? Not quite.
Now that Verizon has the iPhone, will I switch? No, for the simple reason that AT&T has done a good job of making sure that switching would be detrimental to a number of my relationships: with AT&T itself, with other iPhone users, and with business contacts.
Choice is now here when it comes to U.S. iPhone service providers, so if you’ve decided that you’ve had enough of AT&T, there are a few options available. Keeping in mind that you may not escape unscathed, here are a few options for breaking your contract.
Verizon and Apple today released the iPhone on Verizon’s 3G network. It will start selling on Feb. 10 for $199.99 for a 16 GB version and $299.99 for a 32 GB unit at Apple and Verizon stores. This could rock the smartphone market in the U.S.
Verizon Wireless is widely expected to announce a version of the Apple iPhone for Verizon customers tomorrow, ending more than three years of official U.S. iPhone exclusivity on AT&T. Here’s why the onslaught of iPhones won’t hurt Verizon’s data network in contrast to AT&T’s struggles.
Finally, after years of rumours and speculation, it looks like Verizon is about to start selling Apple’s iPhone. On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal boldly proclaimed “The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless.” So what does that mean for AT&T, and for you?
A new press invite from Verizon Wireless is making the rounds, announcing a special media event on Jan. 11 at 11 AM Eastern in New York City at Lincoln Center. The event could be the long-awaited announcement of the iPhone’s arrival on the Verizon network.
Without an iPhone, Verizon has made a good showing in smartphone sales by embracing a wide variety of Google Android smartphones. On the surface, that appears to have paid off, but a closer look at the numbers show that AT&T’s iPhone is outselling them all.
Verizon seems poised to get the iPhone, but that might be where the buck stops, according to a new Kaufman Bros. analyst note from Shaw Wu posted Monday. Wu says Verizon is going to pay to ensure the iPhone stays only with it and AT&T.
The third quarter pretty much explains why we’ll see a Verizon Wireless iPhone in the coming months. AT&T had a robust quarter, adding 2.6 million new connections in the quarter while Verizon added 997,000 subscribers. Here’s a look at how the carriers fared in the last quarter.
Fortune magazine today has joined the cavalcade of mainstream media outlets which have confirmed that a Verizon iPhone is in fact a certainty. And it’s coming in 2011, so in case you had any lingering doubts, banish them.
Verizon Wireless will reportedly offer Apple’s iPhone in January of 2011, at which time AT&T’s exclusivity deal would lapse, writes Bloomberg today. While we’ve dismissed these types of Verizon iPhone rumors in the past, we think this one is credible for two reasons detailed inside.
Apple’s iPhone production is ramping up to levels that suggest it’s “increasingly becoming carrier-agnostic” and could mean we’ll see a Verizon iPhone sooner than expected, according to one analyst. If such a deal is inked by year’s end, he sees quarterly sales rising to 17 million.
According to a study released, almost 17 percent of current Verizon customers have an “extreme interest” in getting an iPhone. This connotes a huge financial return for Verizon when you realize that Verizon has 90 million customers. There is a lot of money at stake here.
At an event hosted by the Council of Foreign Relation, Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications, discussed everything from net neutrality to Google to the iPhone. He is pretty explicit in his desire to bring the iPhone to his network. Watch the video.
After complaining, cursing and trying to destroy Skype for the past few years, Verizon has decided to embrace the upstart. If you just simply scanned the headlines, you’d also miss the full story: The degree to which fear of the iPhone was behind this Verizon decision.
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