It has been in stores for exactly one day, but it's already time for the Verizon iPhone 4 to receive its first software update. Customers who buy the device will be prompted to download the update as soon as they start using it.
The advent of a Verizon-specific iPhone is likely to cost Google and its partners approximately one million potential Android sales during the first fiscal quarter of 2011 - with Apple projected to offload approximately 1.5 million of the popular devices to Verizon customers.
Verizon may have set its one-day phone sales record in just two hours when the iPhone went up online for pre-order, but on the day when Verzion Wireless retail stores are set to make the device available to customers for the first time, the reaction is strikingly muted.
When Verizon launched the iPhone 4 last week, we all knew it was going to be big. But Verizon broke first-day sales records in only two hours of release on February 3rd, between 3 and 5 a.m. despite the phone being the same model released by AT&T over eight months ago.
After a comprehensive teardown of Apple's iPhone 4 built for Verizon's mobile network was posted online, and saw there was a more durable antenna present, many suspected the days of "antennagate" would never hit the new mobile carrier.
Despite the constant moaning from Steve Jobs about how AT&T's version of the iPhone 4 was perfect, had no antenna problems, and didn't need any tweaking, it looks like Apple decided to "fix" it anyway. Research firm iSuppli has found some major changes to the device for its change to Verizon.
So last week, existing Verizon customers were able to get their orders in for a brand new iPhone 4. They were told it would ship February 10, but to the surprise of some of them, they already have their new toy in hand.
Would you ditch Android or BlackBerry for the iPhone? If so, you are not alone. Indeed, over 54% of Verizon subscribers who use Android or BlackBerry smartphones are ready to make the big switch.
Yesterday, Verizon allowed customers who were already subscribers to its mobile service to pre-order the iPhone. In less than 24 hours, the carrier had to pull the phone's pre-order page because of what it calls overwhelming demand.
Like moths to a flame, Verizon customers are being tempted today with the striking reality that is the iPhone running on their mobile network. Anyone who currently has Verizon service has been able to pre-order the Apple phone since 3:00 this morning.
LTE-equipped phones may soon be heading into the next generation, as ARM has announced it will introduce new chips to the 4G technology. LTE is currently being used in Verizon's 4G network.
The Federal Communications Commission has asked the Court of Appeals to throw out lawsuits brought by Verizon and MetroPCS.
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has introduced a new bill related to net neutrality. It is called the Internet Freedom, Broadband Promotion, and Consumer Protection Act of 2011.
If you want a Verizon iPhone, you'll have no choice but to sign up for an unlimited data package, and if you want to use that data connection on another device it'll cost you an extra $20 a month.
AT&T shook the world last year when it stopped offering unlimited data plans because, as assumed by many insiders, of the iPhone's tax on mobile data. But Verizon's taking a different approach. In fact, if you get a Verizon iPhone you may have no other option other than to take an unlimited data plan.
A number of prominent Republicans have praised Verizon for kicking off a legal battle against the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) controversial net-neutrality rules.
Verizon's kicked off a legal attempt to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's recently-adopted rules on net neutrality.
Consumers who held off on the iPhone 4 launch because they were waiting for the white version - which was supposed to come out just weeks after the black model - may soon be able to buy their coveted device.
It's one of the biggest "wished-for" features for current iPhone owners, and it looks like Verizon customers won't get a break either.
For 10 years, Verizon customers have grown accustomed to the carrier's "New Every Two" program, which allows them to get a new Verizon phone at a discount after 20 months. But starting January 16, the program will come to an end and replaced with a new upgrade system.