The Verizon iPhone 4 is another new hi tech product which US inhabitants have been waiting on for quite some time and which will be available very shortly. The latest news released just this morning is that Verizon’s iPhone will be with us at the start of February, but it won’t be quite what many industry insiders had been expecting.
The phone itself will be on US pre order sale from the 3rd of February with the service starting a week later, finally freeing stateside iPhone users from being stuck with AT&T as their only possible network provider. However, it is not the 4G capable phone which many people had been expecting, although no one is ruling out this advance appearing at some point later on in 2011.
The Verizon iPhone works in exactly the same way as existing iPhone 4 models but the design of the case is slightly different to allow for the different antenna requirements. The antenna position is now on the side rather than on top of the device.
One of the most interesting features on the new phone is the fact that you can use it as a personal hotspot, meaning that up to 5 other machines can share the 3G data connection with it.
The most expensive model will be the 32GB one which comes in at $300 in the States, with the 16GB phone weighing in at $200, with both of these prices based on a 2 year contract and with an extra monthly cost of $30 for additional storage usage.
US users have now got the benefit of another carrier to choose from but we will have to wait to see the impact of a future, theoretical 4G model for UK iPhone owners.
Could this be a revolution in how we use our smartphones when the iPhone 5 appears at some point later on in the year?