[tweetmeme source=”equalman” only_single=false http://socialnomics.net/%5DNew York City: Verizon and Apple announced the launch of the long-awaited Verizon iPhone 4 at their press conference. Here are some of the more interesting tidbits:
- Available Feb 10
- Available Feb 3 for Verizon customers
- CDMA rather than GSM (AT&T)
- White iPhone 4 expected
- Compatible with hot spots allow for tethering
- Estimate shipping 9 million units in 2011
Apple COO Tim Cook alluded to the reason for iPhone 4 being on CDMA rather than on the much faster LTE (type of 4G):
“The first generation LTE chipsets force some design compromises. Some of which we would not make. ” – Apple COO Tim Cook
The other reason Apple is bringing a CDMA iPhone 4 first: “Verizon customers have told us they want the iPhone NOW,” said Cook.
The price of the phone and service are similar, if not the same, as AT&T. Expect social media usage to only increase from mobile devices now that the much-anticipated Verizon iPhone is finally a reality.
By Erik Qualman