Verizon Announcement Confirms iPhone RumorBy Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
NEW YORK CITY (GaeaTimes.com)- On Tuesday the year old rumor of iPhone getting out of the stronghold of AT&T became a reality with Verizon and Apple announcing the launch of the first CDMA iPhone. The iPhone is finally coming on USA’s biggest wireless network putting an end to years of speculation. The iPhone users frustrated with shoddy network of AT&T now have a choice though the migration may not be very smooth for all users. Apple and Verizon announced that pre order for the new CDMA iPhone can be placed from February 3rd onwards. The 16GB model will cost the buyers $199 while the 32 GB model will cost $100 more as it has been reported. The buyers can buy the device online and from the outlets of Verizon and Apple.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
The Verizon COO Lowell McAdam said at the press conference which was held in New York City and he said that the user of Verizon will now be able to use one of the most technologically advanced smart phones of the present generation. Tim Cook, the COO of Cupertino based Apple said at the event “We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time…All of Apple is very, very excited to serve Verizon’s 93 million customers.” The Verizon COO also said that the two companies started talks for the CDMA iPhone in 2008 and since then the tests have been carried out to see the compatibility and efficiency of iPhone on Verizon’s wireless network. The Announcement has created a huge stir in the US telecom industry.
The Verizon announcement on iPhone also revealed that it is going to have a new antenna. Verizon will not sell older iPhone models though.