Verizon finally announced its own branded iPhone at the Media Event taken place in New York City at 8 AM pacific time. It’s now time for Verizon; since the phone was introduced AT&T has been exclusively selling iPhone.
Now and then Verizon will be selling iPhone on their network for its nearly 100 million customers, some analyst say that the Verizon iPhone could affect the sales of Android based Smartphone in addition to AT&T’s.
If the press writes something long enough and hard enough, it eventually comes true,” Verizon President Lowell McAdam said at a press conference in New York City. “We’re bringing the fruit of our labor with a giant partner, and that’s Apple.”
The Verizon iPhone will look and feel the exact same as the iPhone offered by AT&T, but it will actually be a bit different inside. Verizon uses CDMA technology for its network and the Verizon iPhone will have slightly different technical specifications so that it can operate using CDMA technology.
AT&T has already dropped it iPhone 3GS to $49, as the announcement of Verizon hit the Market, there is chance big competition on entire Smartphone and this will cause a cheap rate in the Market for Smartphone including Google’s Android based Smartphone.
“This will be the first iPhone for millions of Verizon subscribers who have not had the ability to access Apple’s hardware or the App Store,” said Rana Sobhany, an expert on Apple’s mobile products and the author of Mobilize: Strategies for Success from the Frontlines of the App Revolution.
“We’re incredibly pleased to give Verizon customers the choice they’ve been waiting for,” said Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook.
Apple is expected to sell about 9 million iPhone this year through the Partnership with Verizon.
The Verizon iPhone will be $199 for a 16 GB device and $299 for the 32 GB version. According to Verizon Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead, the Phone will be available in the Market on February 10, and pre-order will start on February 3.