To give its customers the most popular smartphone in the market, Verizon Wireless has announced support for Apple’s iPhone 4 on its wireless CDMA network beginning Thursday, Feb. 10. In fact, qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given an exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on Feb. 3, ahead of general availability.
“We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon, in a statement. “This is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to the mobile landscape this century.”
Featuring Apple’s stunning Retina display technology, iPhone 4 offers the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in super crisp text, images and video, according to company officials. In addition, it incorporates FaceTime to make video calling a reality. Plus, according to Verizon, iPhone 4 on its wireless network will also include new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing customers to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five WiFi-enabled devices.
Other iPhone 4 features include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 processor chip, a 3-axis gyro and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design. Powered by Apple’s iOS 4 advanced mobile operating system, it offers multitasking, folders, Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint wireless printing. Over and above, customers have access to the popular App Store with more than 300,000 apps available in range of 20 categories.
The service provider said that iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network starting Feb. 10, for a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new two-year customer agreement. And will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless communications stores nationwide, online, at Apple retail stores, at the Apple Store, and Apple authorized resellers.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf