Originally posted on 1-11-2011
Verizon Wireless announced today that the iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon. Finally!!!!! This gave me a big smile today 🙂 Existing Verizon customers can pre-order on Feb. 3rd and new customers on the 10th. Two things are different from AT&T’s phone, one is the antenna around the outside also moving the mute and volume buttons a little. The other is that you can’t browse at the same time your on a phone call. This is because of it being on CDMA instead of GSM for both. One thing that AT&T doesn’t have is that the Verizon one can act as a MiFi, allowing up to 5 connections. AT&T’s only allows tethering with one computer at an extra cost. It hasn’t been said if there is extra cost.
Unlike AT&T, if you’re not grandfathered in, will offer true unlimited data as opposed to capped unlimited, someone should explain to the carriers what unlimited means. This phone is CDMA only, no LTE and no GSM.
When the Droid came out, 1 year and few months ago, I bought one as my first smart phone and was impressed. When there was the ad wars between iPhone and Droid I was on the Droid’s side and dismissed the iPhone. What can I say, I hadn’t used an iPhone. I still haven’t but I have used the iPad and the iPod touch 4G. I like the HD 720p video quality of the touch and I want the phones great picture quality. So, after I’ve spent over a year with the Android OS and the Droid phone and the last 8 months with the iPad and the last 2 months with the iPod touch I can say Apple has it right. If you haven’t used one, don’t dismiss it out of hand like I did. Not only does Apple have it right, it does it in style and finesse providing a much better experience.
Have you seen office space and what they did to the fax machine? Well, that’s what I would like to do to my Motorola Droid phone. I use to like Motorola phones. It’s not only Motorola’s fault though, it’s also Google’s Android as well.