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UPDATE:  Yes, they announced the i*hone 4.  It’s not LTE, doesn’t have any dual-core goodness, and is almost a year old.  People that lock themselves into 2-year contracts for this thing should be, well, looked after for a while.  Oh, and it’s not the white version.

Yeah, we’ve been ignoring this story on the site and not because it could potentially be the Verizon i*hone, but because the speculation is just ridiculous.  At this point, if anyone actually thinks that the i*hone would harm what Android has going, then that person is a complete fool.  If the phone lands on our favorite carrier, we are all good with that.  At least we can stop talking about it right?  This thing has been about 4 years in the making!

So what did they announce?  We’ll know in 10 minutes…

7:59AM: Ooh a white and black “Rule the Air” logo…speculate away!

8:00AM: Lowell McAdam is on stage, looking tired after CES and AVN.  OK, made that part up.  Says, “Okay, it looks like you’re expecting a big announcement. I don’t think we’ll disappoint. If the press write something long enough, eventually it comes true. We’re very very excited about our announcement today.”  [engadget]

8:03AM:  He’s talking about broadband which is weird.

8:05AM:  Making fun of the 4G craze.  “We’ve built the most reliable 3G network… we recently launched LTE… now if you promise not to print this, with all the rebranding going on with old networks, we debated calling it 6G.”  [engadget]

8:08AM:  And there it is.  The i*hone will be available next month.  Can we move on now?

8:25AM:  Pricing.  $199 on 2-year contract for 16GB model.  $299 for the 32GB model.

Press release after the break.  

Verizon Wireless & Apple Team Up to Deliver iPhone 4 on Verizon

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California—January 11, 2011—Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that the iPhone® 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability.

iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality. iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless will also include new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing customers to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.

“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. “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.”

“Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”

iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip, a 3-axis gyro and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design like no other mobile phone. iPhone 4 also comes with iOS 4, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes multitasking, folders, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint wireless printing.  iPhone 4 customers have access to the world’s most popular App Store℠ with more than 300,000 apps available in an incredible range of 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health and reference.

Pricing & Availability

iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning Thursday, February 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. iPhone 4 will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide, online at  www.verizonwireless.com/iphone, at Apple Retail Stores, at the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple Authorized Resellers, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

  • Ahhh

    Why did the editor put the symbol * for the P? That’s not fair!

  • hxcmosh

    People buy the iPhone because of the accessories you can get. You go to a stores..wall-mart, best buy etc..you see apple products.. You dont see Droid/Android accessories. Im a proud Droid 1/Droid X owner but i think I will go back to Apple. Sure android has flash player, but now that I have dish network remote access on my phone to be able to stream tv..who needs flash player. All flash player does, is just crash my browser alot. Hate all you want but my 3gs was wayyy more stable than any of my android devices. I think android is almost there….just not quite yet. At least with the iPhone I could buy stuff for it..instead of just a crappy ass cases and a charger.

  • Anonymous

    No way driod 2 forever

  • Anonymous

    xrl.us/bh8tjk

  • Wes

    WOW!!!! PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BUY THE SAME POS PHONE WITH NO ANTENNA FIX, NO UPGRADE FOR THE SAME PRICE AND GET THEMSELVES IN A CONTRACT AGAIN!!! YOUR A F**KING IDIOT OF YOU BUY THIS AGAIN. THE PHONES COMING OUT ARE 10X BETTER AND ARE ALMOST THE SAME PRICE….IF NOT CHEAPER!!! VERIZONS GONNA LOSE SO MUCH MONEY WITH THIS STUPID ANTENNA ISSUE!! EPIC FAIL

  • Garrett Lewis

    I have an OG Droid on a two-year plan so I won’t be able to upgrade til December next year, which will probably mean that by then the love and fan support for the Droid will be long dead. If the iPhone 5 (or 4gs or whatever they’re gonna call it) is out by then I might as well consider it along with what will (hopefully) be an awesome lineup of Android devices. I don’t like Apple at all, but I must admit, the iOS is smooth and everything. I just won’t completely dismiss it is what I’m trying to say.

  • Anonymous

    iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! Woooo!

  • Jeffsohot

    Goodbye Android.

  • mjv1222

    android is great. but face it, i bet we were all looking to get the phone way before android was known. im getting it

  • Justin

    iDont care

    Droid all of the way.

    No dimes from me for ‘ol Jobs

  • DROIDMANX

    I find it extremly amusing too see people including kellex whine over the iphone….. the iphone doesnt suck and ive owned every droid thats come out….. at the end of the day…THEY ARE ALL *JUST* PHONES…. like seriously ppl relax…..just like everyone else i waited to see what would be available @ ces and the specs on the thuderbolt and bionic werent GROUNDBREAKING….. i once again restate I AM A DROID FANATIC….but the hate towards apple…..come on ppl get real….. when The Iphone 5 Hits Verizon This Summer WITH 4G and “That Dual Core Goodness” We Will See How They All Compare As In Phone 5/Bionic/Thundetbolt & The Motorola Etna (Which in my opinion Will be the only moto phone worth waiting for) *BringOnTheHate*

    • DroidzFX

      I wish your keyboard would stop working

  • gyeagley

    I am going to help all the iPhone lovers out; If you want your Droid to look like an iPhone, root it and download the MIUI Custom Rom and boom, looks like an iPhone, except you can have widgets and flash and all the other good stuff you can’t have on an iPhone. I thought I wanted an iPhone before I got my OG Droid and now I don’t think I could ever make the switch.

    @Zach White – That holding Steve Jobs balls comment and looking like a douche almost made me fall off my chair. Nice work!!

  • gyeagley

    I am going to help all the iPhone lovers out; If you want your Droid to look like an iPhone, root it and download the MIUI Custom Rom and boom, looks like an iPhone, except you can have widgets and flash and all the other good stuff you can’t have on an iPhone. I thought I wanted an iPhone before I got my OG Droid and now I don’t think I could ever make the switch.

    @Zach White – That holding Steve Jobs balls comment and looking like a douche almost made me fall off my chair. Nice work!!

  • DMBatCOFC

    Did anyone else find Motorola Mobility’s (NYSE:MMI) stock hilarious today???? Plummeted with the announcement of the i*hone, then made a HUGE comeback and is now in the positive!! Kinda like… eh… i*hone is big news, but we’ll come back stronger and dominate you Apple! I thought it was funny, then again, I have a lot of spare time!

  • Will they be available to consumers very soon? yes so what is apple gonna do when all us droid owners have the best processor a phone can have and you poor losers on the iphone don’t have that or flash? what would people rather have, a phone that can surf the web and play games without lag annd loads of free apps or a phone that makes you hold the balls of steve jobs and makes you look like a douche?

  • rosariorose9

    Well, had Apple done this a year or two ago, I might have bitten. But because they did not, I got my DI, and now I’d NEVER switch…and I’m clearly not alone. Steve Jobs screwed up big time delaying this move until now.

  • Anonymous

    Lol glad to see a few non biased people on the site about the iphone compared to the others(both iphone and android users)…I am definitely checking the iphone out b.c it’s a great device and i am looking to come back to Verizon

    It’s between the:
    the iphone 4
    Htc Pro 7(Windows phone)
    and Droid Bionic

  • Anonymous

    Lol glad to see a few non biased people on the site about the iphone compared to the others(both iphone and android users)…I am definitely checking the iphone out b.c it’s a great device and i am looking to come back to Verizon

    It’s between the:
    the iphone 4
    Htc Pro 7(Windows phone)
    and Droid Bionic

    • Anonymous

      DROID BIONIC dude trust me…..

      • Anonymous

        Idk….I am loving the Htc pro 7…And iphone does have the best support for accessories, software, etc. more so then any other phone…but i do love Android…tough decision

  • Edwoordd

    Android is way better in my opinion.

  • Edwoordd

    Android is way better in my opinion.

  • Edwoordd

    psshh Iphone sucks deezzzz nutsss…

  • Edwoordd

    psshh Iphone sucks deezzzz nutsss…

  • Obviousman

    This is good. We can finally get a decent smartphone that doesn’t crash all the time.

    And for those of you comparing the Bionic and other CES phones to the iPhone4, you are being stupid. Those phones won’t be out for months. The iPhone5 will be out by then too. When you have the specs for the ip5, then you can start comparing.

  • Obviousman

    This is good. We can finally get a decent smartphone that doesn’t crash all the time.

    And for those of you comparing the Bionic and other CES phones to the iPhone4, you are being stupid. Those phones won’t be out for months. The iPhone5 will be out by then too. When you have the specs for the ip5, then you can start comparing.

  • Obviousman

    This is good. We can finally get a decent smartphone that doesn’t crash all the time.

    And for those of you comparing the Bionic and other CES phones to the iPhone4, you are being stupid. Those phones won’t be out for months. The iPhone5 will be out by then too. When you have the specs for the ip5, then you can start comparing.

    • Anonymous

      The iPhone crashes too don’t be deceived. I know people with iphones and they do freeze up and crash.

    • Actually the Bionic will be out by the time this piece of crap will be out. The ipone 5 wont be out for another two years or so

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, Android has a lot of force closures(DEPENDS ON WHICH DEVICE)….Have yet to experience freeze up except once on Wp7 and a few times from when i owned an iphone 4…

    • Gregory

      It is a little weird comparing RAM and the processor. Since the iphone only has fake multitasking, it doesn’t need a lot there. iOS wasn’t designed to be that powerful 🙂

  • Mikey

    I have always been very positive with Android while always loving the iPhone. I find it funny how much you all HATE on such a good product! Again I mean no disrespect but come on just enjoy your ANDROID phones and stop HATING so much on the fact that people can finally use the phone on an awesome network such as Verizon.

  • n0x

    Why sensor Iphone as I*hone?? Its honestly the dumbest thing I see on what is a really great website. Anyways…

    Anything not thinking this is a good thing should really get themselves checked out. Competition is great. This instantly will make both Iphone / Android devices in the up and coming that much better. I use the original DROID still, mainly for the fact it’s still the only true Android experience device left on VZW. The Iphone intrigues me, but not the 4th generation version. Unless someone’s phone is on the way out, I’ve already been telling people for weeks/months to hold off until Iphone5 is released.

    At the same time, phone developers/carriers need to leave Android as intended, and stop with these locked bootloaders / developer UIs etc. That is something companies could easily boast over apple’s product, as you know that will never be a truly unlocked device.

    • Anonymous

      +1 agree completely. Not sure what is all about i*hone but it looks silly. This is the best iOS can get to compete with Android. I say bring it on, and let there be a fair fight in Big Red Ring 🙂

      Cannot wait to see who wins 🙂

      • Sp4rxx

        The site is “DROID Life” not “iPhone Life”. It is just to play off of the competition b/w iOS and Android. Quit nit-picking …. geesh! The i*hone is here on VZW and so is Android. VZW rocks and that’s that!

    • Anonymous

      I like that they do it. It shoed they are not trying to boost articles. And its just been this way since the beginning. And its original. Good job kellex. I know you had to post this info. But atleast this site is safe from have to read 6 additional articles as well and covering the whole front page!!

  • DROIDMANX

    Im So Getting This…… & Changin My Name To IPhoneMan ….Lmao The Bionic & Thunderbolt Are Doo Doo ….And I Dont Wanna wait for the Motorola Etna Which Will Be Dual Core And 4G and Out in 7 Months….

  • Bigrob60

    I love the fact that there offering it before any 4g device. That way they can lock all the sheepole into contracts before the tegra 2 phones come out.

  • Bigrob60

    I love the fact that there offering it before any 4g device. That way they can lock all the sheepole into contracts before the tegra 2 phones come out.

  • Bigrob60

    I love the fact that there offering it before any 4g device. That way they can lock all the sheepole into contracts before the tegra 2 phones come out.

  • Bigrob60

    I love the fact that there offering it before any 4g device. That way they can lock all the sheepole into contracts before the tegra 2 phones come out.

  • Anonymous

    tech geeks love android

    average users love iOS

    everyone wins, what’s the big deal

    • Swould333

      The big deal is..
      If we don’t start hold the rest of the slacker idiots that wanna just get by and not put forrth effort into learning and expanding their intelect and conciousness to a higher standard the wholle of society will suffer..

      that’s like saying..
      some people have a masters degree
      but some drop out of high school
      What’s the big deal…

      lol

      • Anonymous

        i’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you used a cell phone to write that comment.

        btw, your example is not a “everyone wins” situation

        everyone is so damn serious on these comment boards…jeez

  • Fyre

    The only reason most of you will be getting I*hones is popularity. That’s always been the biggest selling point for crapple. Everyone else has one. To be cool, you need one. Ill stick with my OGD. Rooted, never use a custom rom. Only overclock. Its a phone, I don’t need it to do everything. But id rather my droid than a crapphone4. No lte? Year old? And ill always be on time with my droid. Go jump off the bridge like all the other crapple users. Or decide to do something different. Who cares about brand. Droid?crapple? Try something new. Be different.

  • officially i have lost respect to Verizon by been a sell out and getting the i-piece of S%#$@ ….hope u all realize that you will be buying a new crap phone in less than 6 months cause of the TLE network …..epic fail verizon…hope u you all realize that LTE phones are gona be 2wice as fast than current phones HD recording capable HDMI out, Front facing cam 2megapixels and capable to have a full web experience with adoble flash ! unlike the i-crap phone …

  • M1ghtysauc3

    Why is everyone making a big deal about this? Consider this a “if we can’t beat em, join em” kinda thing. I think of it as a small victory for Android. However, they need to pick up their game a little and stop coming out with low end crap like the Citrus. We need our best of the best sitting next to the iphone.

  • Stephen D

    IF ATT didn’t have such an awesome line up of Android phones this year, then this would be the death of them. Anyways, “most advanced operating system in the world.” HA! What a joke. iOS is so dumbed down. I know so many people that switched to an Android phone and will be sticking with Android.

  • There is very little on the iPhone that is appealing to me. I like the hardware. I dont like the software limitations (no widgets, no flash, no live wallpapers). And I dont like Apple dictating to me what I can do with my phone.

  • When they announce that they have the Motorola atrix then I’ll be impressed.

  • When they announce that they have the Motorola atrix then I’ll be impressed.

  • sov1et

    Geez, the bias in the article is just overwhelming. I’m not hating; I’ve switch to Droid when it first came from an i*hone and never came back. But seriously, you act like i*hone kicked your baby in the stomach sometimes.

  • sov1et

    Geez, the bias in the article is just overwhelming. I’m not hating; I’ve switch to Droid when it first came from an i*hone and never came back. But seriously, you act like i*hone kicked your baby in the stomach sometimes.

  • Nate

    There are going to be a lot of people going from android to the iphone. While I will never have one, people find them easier to use, therefore, a lot of people who have an android phone because it’s the only good option for a smart phone on verizon will be switching as well as at&t is going to lose a LOT of customers, probably all of them haha.

  • Nate

    There are going to be a lot of people going from android to the iphone. While I will never have one, people find them easier to use, therefore, a lot of people who have an android phone because it’s the only good option for a smart phone on verizon will be switching as well as at&t is going to lose a LOT of customers, probably all of them haha.

  • Maurice5977

    Still cant touch the Droid X………..

  • CLSO2010

    soooooo i guess this is the start of the fall of AT&T!

  • Annoid Droid

    “Yeah, we’ve been ignoring this story on the site and not because it could potentially be the Verizon i*hone, but because the speculation is just ridiculous. ”

    Every few days there is a comment like this within an article. A little less annoying personality and a little more awesome DROID news would make this site much better. No one cares about your opinions.

    • Anonymous

      Have you ever read a phone review on this site? If so, you care about his “opinions”.

  • I love how angry people get on this blog over the mention of the iphone.

  • jcdagget

    I do find free mobile hotspot feature attractive! But I’m sticking with my DInc…however, the Mrs. will be picking up a Verizon iPhone on day one.

  • jcdagget

    I do find free mobile hotspot feature attractive! But I’m sticking with my DInc…however, the Mrs. will be picking up a Verizon iPhone on day one.

    • I missed the part where it said the hotspot was FREE. I thought Verizon would charge the same for it as it does on all the Android phones which have it. The only time I recall it being free was on the Palm Pre, and that was when they were desperate to sell them.

  • thatsINCREDIBLE

    I say BOO! Verizon is disappointing me. First the policy changes and now the iPhone? I liked Verizon as the “smart person’s choice” for smartphones. Now its going to be flooded with yuppies, teenyboppers and the electronically inept. I’m so sorry to my Incredible, that you must now share your service.

  • thatsINCREDIBLE

    I say BOO! Verizon is disappointing me. First the policy changes and now the iPhone? I liked Verizon as the “smart person’s choice” for smartphones. Now its going to be flooded with yuppies, teenyboppers and the electronically inept. I’m so sorry to my Incredible, that you must now share your service.

  • I will stand by android os 100% but I have to admit that this is a big blow. There are more casual phone users (iphone) than techies (android). This will affect android sales on verizon i’d hate to admit.

  • Anonymous

    It’ll be interesting to see if Verizon will be as hands off as ATT is with the i*hone…friend of mine (trying to get her into therapy now) took her Apple flavored brick to the ATT store, they wouldn’t even take out the SIM card for her…

  • Anonymous

    “Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world.” Kind of a bold statement.. If I spent $2500.00 on a desktop, I’m pretty sure the competition would be blown wide apart..

  • Eriik

    I can finally stop visiting this site every day on febuary 10! Its about time

  • Tggf

    Wow iPhone… greatest phone EVER! I’ve been waiting for this for so long now I can say good riddance to lamedroid. So long and hello iPhone hopefully this will hurt lamedroid a lot.

  • Anonymous

    Specs are certainly important, but until I’ve actually gotten a chance to use something like the Bionic I’ll refrain from giving it top honors (based purely on its spec sheet). I like my Droid X, but the software (mostly Blur’s fault) makes it feel much slower than it should be). IMO to dismiss the iPhone based solely on numbers would be folly.

  • I will say this. My wife has always wanted an i*hone. So when it came time for her to get a new phone on verizon I got her the Touch Pro 2, she wasnt happy and she wanted a droid. Told her that she had to wait, well the time has come and she can get a new phone. She has been saying that she wanted the i*hone when it came to verizon. Well now she doesnt want it since she read that only 40% of app store apps are free, while 80% of android market apps are free. As well as she loves how the Samsung Fascinate looks and so forth. End of story, wife is i*hone fan, MacBook fan, and well she doesnt want them, she wants Android.

    • Anonymous

      One of my coworkers was interested in iPhones. She went to AT&T on lunch and came back with a WP7. Yeah, I was disappointed it wasn’t an Android phone, but at least she didn’t give her money to Apple.

    • Anonymous

      One of my coworkers was interested in iPhones. She went to AT&T on lunch and came back with a WP7. Yeah, I was disappointed it wasn’t an Android phone, but at least she didn’t give her money to Apple.

  • Farruggia

    You are so bias its not even funny anymore. Stop bashing Apple IPHONE!. Proud owner of original Droid

  • Niemeyer_18

    People who would actually switch from Android to this piece of crap have completely lost their minds. Android can do so much more than any Apple crap that come out. Android is locked in my heart, and im NEVER going to stoop so low….

  • Kind of anti-climactic. Would have been a huge deal pre-launch of original Droid. Kind of meh now. When I’m up for a renewal in a year I’ll look at the iPhone 6 (or whatever is out then) and the lineup of Droids available at that point and the Windows 7 devices available at that point and any other devices available at that point and will decide what best fits my needs going forward.

    The bottom line is that all of these devices are amazing pieces of technology, that do things that were considered to be science fiction up until a few years ago. Also, the tech is advancing rapidly and a year from now, when I need to think about it, it will be even further along than it is now. Anyone in their right mind should be blown away by what any of these high end devices can do. I’m sure people will love their Verizon iPhones, just like most people love their Droids, and will continue to love their Droids. People just have more options now and hopefully the competition will push the folks at both Google and Apple to make even more improvements to their already amazing devices.

  • Trust me when I say that I LOVE my Droid Incredible. But honetly I think i am ready for less options than what Android offers *I’b being serious*. Right now, Android feels a bit like windows mobile did. A lot of menu options, running processed in the background, apps and widgets all over the place. Every time I install a new roms or get a new phone, I spend at LEAST 2 hours re configuring everything! Lights, vibration patterns, look, apps, settings ect. I am ready to have a phone that still is popular, have a crap ton of apps but doesn’t require all the tedious *yet still cool* tweaks and set up that my Droid Incredible requires.

    Hello iPhone!

    P.S. I will still read this blog daily like I normally do. Just on my iPhone lol.

    • Anonymous

      If you’re ready for simplicity, why do you root and install new roms? Why not just leave it the way it is? That’s what you’d get with the iPhone.

      • Because I would install PURE android and not android layered with sense. I wanted LESS on my phone.

      • Because I would install PURE android and not android layered with sense. I wanted LESS on my phone.

    • Niemeyer_18

      Traitor! 😛

  • It will be interesting to see if and how Verizon salespeople pit Android phones against the iPhone. AT&T didn’t have the greatest Android phones, but I have been to several stores in different states, where the sales people told out and out lies about Android to encourage people to buy the iPhone. The best phone Android phone on AT&T is currently the Samsung Captivate, but it was deliberately placed next to a 3GS iPhone, and salespeople, would say “see the iPhone is a 100 dollars chepaer! I also was told “Android has tons of viruses”.
    And the HTC Aria phones had plastic ties around the middle of the screen, so you couldn’t use them. I have no doubt all of this was encouraged to sell the iPhone over Android. I hope the same thing does not end up happening at Verizon, but I have already seen something similar there with the placement and promotion of the iPad over the Galaxy Tab.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, I personally think you should have gone to the press event. Then during the Q&A you could have asked:

    1. Will it be able to do widgets, or do you have to open an app every time you want information?

    2. What if you need more storage?

    3. What if you want a different screen size?

    4. Do consumers have the option of a hardware keyboard if they prefer one?

  • Anonymous

    That better?
    Seriously, I have been wanting the Iphone forever. Not taking any credit from Android they were good to me,but like one of the comments above, competition is good for everyone.

  • Bigdav1178

    Personally, I’m really not happy about the iPhone on Verizon. Perhaps it is just because they are launching it today, but VZW’s website is covered in iPhone without even a link to Droids on the main page (as opposed to be covered with Droid offerings previously).
    I just hope it doesn’t mean that VZW’s Android line-up has become “second class citizens” on their network, like AT&T did with theirs while they had the iPhone exclusively. I would not be happy to see Android product support drop off since they are no longer using Android to battle the fruit on AT&T. I’m starting to feel like I should have switched to Sprint when I considered it last month, rather than renewing with VZW.

    • Michael Scrip

      “I just hope it doesn’t mean that VZW’s Android line-up has become “second class citizens” on their network”

      Verizon is a carrier… manufacturers make phones for Verizon. And Apple is now the latest manufacturer to join Verizon.

      Android and their hardware manufacturers are responsible for making sure they aren’t “second class citizens” on any network. If they’re better… prove it.

      Will Verizon start making iPhone commercials? Probably. Verizon makes money from contracts… not phones. Whichever phone will make people sign more 2-year contracts is the phone Verizon will promote.

      “VZW’s website is covered in iPhone without even a link to Droids on the main page”

      And that makes me wonder… if Verizon’s website used to be plastered with Droid ads… and we’ve had Droid commercials for the past year… was Android’s success due to advertising?

      Of not… and the Android OS and hardware is, in fact, better than the iPhone… then Android has nothing to worry about…

      • Bigdav1178

        While I’d like to “like” your comment, I disagree – Android and the OEMs are not completely responsible for making sure they aren’t “second-class citizens”. The carrier dictates what software goes on the phones they carry, and they are responsible for actually pushing out updates for existing devices. Yes, the OEMs make the device and prepare the software for the devices they make; but they are at the whim of the carrier as to the details of what is included in that software (ie crapware) and when updates are released. This is why we see basically equivalent hardware on different carriers with different included software and some that are further ahead or more behind depending on carrier.

        This is what I mean by worrying about support dropping off. I worry we’ll see even more crapware that Verizon can make a few bucks off of, and even less update support since they don’t have a “need” to offer the best of the Androids to compete with the iPhone. At this point, they don’t care which you buy.

        • Michael Scrip

          Android is on every carrier. It’s open… remember? It’s not shackled to iTunes… you can get Android on a variety of phones with different screen sizes… keyboards, etc. LTE phones!!! Dual-core phones!!!

          Last week people were saying “Android is selling 300,000 per day…”

          And now it’s “oh crap… Verizon has the iPhone…”

          I’ve actually heard multiple people post comments like yours…. “I just don’t want the iPhone on Verizon because it will hurt Android”

          I thought the iPhone wasn’t a big deal?

  • Jeff

    Thank God, I can finally get rid of my buggy Droid phone. The bugs introduced in the Froyo update have annoyed me to no end. The two most annoying ones were:

    1) Cannot connect to Infrastructure WiFi.. ( Worked fine on 2.1 )

    2) Ruined AAC+ Streaming over 3G ( Worked fine on 2.1 )

    3) Camera never seems to work correctly. Very buggy and laggy in all Android versions….

    I can’t wait…

  • Amiel

    I hate saying this, but the i*hone has a spit and polish that Android based phones just can’t stack up to. I tried explaining to my 65 year old father about all the cool things I could do with my rooted droid that you can’t do with the i*hone. He just doesn’t care. And most people dont. It may seem like a lot of people like to tinker with their phones, but were in a very concentrated group of people who do care.

  • Edelafuente

    First off all this petty fighting is ridiculous android is way superior in every way to the I*hone. numbers don’t lie and android will dominate in the coming months as for right now yes they will sell a few I*hones just because people are ignorant and will buy a turd if its in the shape of an apple n steve jobs promotes it. That being said when the new phones come out for android well shall see how well the fruit company does with its pathetic attempt at a phone that doesn’t make calls

  • Jbernard703

    If you think this doesn’t harm Android you’re a fool. Average consumers don’t compare open vs close OS ecosystems and all the other aspects Android hard cores believe are important. Average consumers follow trends and want a phone that works. When women, teenagers, old people and non tech inclined men walk into a Verizon store the vast majority will choose Apple over Android. By no means does this kill Android but it certainly slows down Android’s meteoric rise (at least as far as the U.S. market is concerned)

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately, you are right. There are certain demographics that, when presented with all options, will still go with the iPhone. Personally, I’ve never used one. Are they really THAT much easier to use than an Android phone? I just don’t get it.

    • Anonymous

      I think you might be surprised on the amount of ATT owners with android phones

      every product these days usually gives you choices, and consumers still buy into this philosophy

  • LEFT4DEADINVEGAS

    THE iPHONE IS A TURD!.. IT JUST PLAIN SUCKS … GO ANDROID!!

  • Boblank84

    both os are great for mobile devices, I personally prefer android with my experience with both systems i can do more with android, but i think both suit different people for different reasons. What i dont understand is why someone would lock themselves into a two year contract with a outdated phone. i sure wouldn’t buy a droid x right now either with the bionic or thunderbolt coming out very soon. I like that the i*hone is coming to Verizon becuase there is nothing better for us the consumer that competition.

  • Anonymous

    Still couldnt care less about the iPhone. I love my Droid and always will.

  • (v)urphy

    So you’re telling me they finally released a phone 4 years later that is almost obsolete, if not already, that couldn’t hold out maybe 1 more year to equip it with LTE and Dual Core…. just because customers wanted it NOW…oh boy..I’m losing faith in Big Red 🙁 With the recent upgrade policy changes and return policies, I wonder what the 4G pricing structure will look like.

  • Worm4603

    I hate to say but this will affect android sales on verizon and other networks, not that apple has anything to contend but because most people follow trends and not think like most of us. People will buy because someone says they should, people still don’t know that I*hone4 is not running on 4g networks. I know some.

    • Worm4603

      I think that is a slap in the face to hard work that the 4 partners of verizon 4g lte network just did at CES. All of the sucess the new could have had was cut nearly in half with this announcement.

    • The only trend I want is 1 year contracts and the ability to change phones when I want to not when Verizon tells me I can.

  • Srovida

    Well the best part of this is that finally we can have an apples to apples comparison. (duck and cover on the pun) or a Droid to apples comparison in the same sandbox

  • The only i*hone I’d ever buy would be the i*hone 3G just because it can run Gingerbread lawlz

  • Anonymous

    Dont you dare attempt to access the battery or expand the memory. Apple has thought of everything you’ll need on your behalf. You’re not smart enough to know what you need. You are, an iSheep, and Mr. Bl**Jobs will lead you to your slaughter.

  • Tony

    Gotta be honest. I have the original Droid and like it. Wanted a Droid X but waited to see if iPhone was coming. It’s here. While I may wait for iPhone 5, I’m going to make the jump, and I feel I’m not alone. Lots of VZW people stayed with the Android line because it was their only choice. Either that or go to ATT with terrible service. So, we stayed and used our Android phones, always looking with a jealous glance to our iPhone buddies. I may be wrong, but these are my feelings. I guess we’ll see in the coming months.

  • Tony

    Gotta be honest. I have the original Droid and like it. Wanted a Droid X but waited to see if iPhone was coming. It’s here. While I may wait for iPhone 5, I’m going to make the jump, and I feel I’m not alone. Lots of VZW people stayed with the Android line because it was their only choice. Either that or go to ATT with terrible service. So, we stayed and used our Android phones, always looking with a jealous glance to our iPhone buddies. I may be wrong, but these are my feelings. I guess we’ll see in the coming months.

    • Cchoncek

      “always looking with a jealous glance to our iPhone buddies”

      But jealous of what? What does the iphone offer that isn’t on android. By the same token, I could list 20 items that Android has over the iphone.

      • Anonymous

        It looks good with a cappuccino, skinny jeans, and a $150 shirt that looks like it was stolen from Goodwill.

  • The thing I don’t like about it is the false advertising of the phone itself, it’s not the best phone out there and it doesn’t have the best hardware. I’m all up for competition but i don’t want some fanboy coming up to me and reading that off like a brochure, I hope people understand that there is better phones out there. I work for a UPS store and people send apple products back to get fixed all the time, they are very fragile and aren’t built well

  • The thing I don’t like about it is the false advertising of the phone itself, it’s not the best phone out there and it doesn’t have the best hardware. I’m all up for competition but i don’t want some fanboy coming up to me and reading that off like a brochure, I hope people understand that there is better phones out there. I work for a UPS store and people send apple products back to get fixed all the time, they are very fragile and aren’t built well

  • But why buy an iPhone 4 when the iPhone 5 may be available this Summer? Also, the DROID BIONIC, which is a beast of a phone and can crush the iPhone 4 with a simple thought.

  • But why buy an iPhone 4 when the iPhone 5 may be available this Summer? Also, the DROID BIONIC, which is a beast of a phone and can crush the iPhone 4 with a simple thought.

    • Anonymous

      This is the thing I’m wondering. Most consumers just don’t know any better but by time the iPhone 5 (or whatever) is out, I’ll have enough info to decide between that and the Droid Bionic.

      • Well, if the iPhone 5 has a duel-core processor, then that might be a hard decision, between that and the Droid Bionic. But besides that, the Bionic will still have customization options, battery replacement, upgradeable memory, bigger screen, more features, etc. Unless of course Apple pulls a fast way and makes the iPhone 5 more like the Droids, with mostly everything customizable, but that’s a VERY long shot and will probably not happen.

    • Dude, people still think of the 3GS as a buyable phone…

  • EC8CH

    But will it have VZ Navigator preinstalled?

    😛

  • EC8CH

    But will it have VZ Navigator preinstalled?

    😛

    • Muddy B00ts

      Oh man oh man, I hope so. Best navigation app ever! And only $10 a month! It’s like heaven.

      • Anonymous

        Poor iPhone users. They can’t get free navigation without stealing. They’d probably love VZ Navigator.

  • angry_droid_user

    Sweet I can finally say goodbye to my piece of crap droid. It was almost fun owning it. This site is over ran by too many fanboys its rediculous now. I started coming here to discover apps, what people have tried, but now its “were better than the iphone, yet we cant stop mentioning it because were insecure” Well so long.

  • angry_droid_user

    Sweet I can finally say goodbye to my piece of crap droid. It was almost fun owning it. This site is over ran by too many fanboys its rediculous now. I started coming here to discover apps, what people have tried, but now its “were better than the iphone, yet we cant stop mentioning it because were insecure” Well so long.

  • Dawdwapmdm

    all these people say they don’t care, yeah okay. iphone is the most popular phone for a reason

  • Dawdwapmdm

    all these people say they don’t care, yeah okay. iphone is the most popular phone for a reason

    • People are stupid and buy into hype?

    • Hitler must have been popular for a reason

      People must buy into Ponzi schemes for a reason

      • Gregory

        So, the iphone is like Hitler? Really, I understand liking your phones- I would never buy an Iphone after having my OG Droid- but why does me liking my phone make iphones stupid and evil?

        Some people don’t care about open source, variety of hardware, etc. They are totally cool with Apple telling them how to use their phones.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the most popular now? Oh okay, I guess all those figures about how Android’s growth is faster, and is now the second most popular smartphone OS in the United States are all just BS aren’t they?

    • Anonymous

      It’s the most popular now? Oh okay, I guess all those figures about how Android’s growth is faster, and is now the second most popular smartphone OS in the United States are all just BS aren’t they?

      • HATES IDIOTS…

        Thats because android was not only on one network and had one manufacturer. Sooo of course its going to have a higher percentage of customers and faster growth..idiot..

        • And whose choice is that? Who makes their money by stifling choices and offering one product? There’s nothing stopping Apple from making a non-underclocked phone with a physical keyboard, but they refuse to.

      • HATES IDIOTS…

        Thats because android was not only on one network and had one manufacturer. Sooo of course its going to have a higher percentage of customers and faster growth..idiot..

    • Anonymous

      It’s the most popular now? Oh okay, I guess all those figures about how Android’s growth is faster, and is now the second most popular smartphone OS in the United States are all just BS aren’t they?

    • Anonymous

      It’s the most popular now? Oh okay, I guess all those figures about how Android’s growth is faster, and is now the second most popular smartphone OS in the United States are all just BS aren’t they?

  • Everybody wave goodbye to AT&T!

  • Everybody wave goodbye to AT&T!

  • Jeff

    Thank God, I can finally get rid of my buggy Droid phone. The bugs introduced in the Froyo update have annoyed me to no end. The two most annoying ones were:

    1) Cannot connect to Infrastructure WiFi.. ( Worked fine on 2.1 )

    2) Ruined AAC+ Streaming over 3G ( Worked fine on 2.1 ) ( Yes I am rooted and no the Patch does not fix it )

    3) Camera never seems to work correctly. Very buggy and laggy in all Android versions….

    I can’t wait…

  • Jeff

    Thank God, I can finally get rid of my buggy Droid phone. The bugs introduced in the Froyo update have annoyed me to no end. The two most annoying ones were:

    1) Cannot connect to Infrastructure WiFi.. ( Worked fine on 2.1 )

    2) Ruined AAC+ Streaming over 3G ( Worked fine on 2.1 ) ( Yes I am rooted and no the Patch does not fix it )

    3) Camera never seems to work correctly. Very buggy and laggy in all Android versions….

    I can’t wait…

  • gyeagley

    The only thing that upsets me about this release is that the i*hone is going to be available before the Thunderbolt and Bionic. I am ready for an upgrade and want one of these two bad boys……

  • gyeagley

    The only thing that upsets me about this release is that the i*hone is going to be available before the Thunderbolt and Bionic. I am ready for an upgrade and want one of these two bad boys……

  • Michael

    It’s all about marketing people. iPhone 5 (4G) is currently in development and will be released sometime in the summer this year. Since such high demands was voiced by consumers wanting VZW iPhone, they decided to offer the iPhone 4 at earliest as possible, which was today.

    I myself will hold out for the iPhone 5 because it doesn’t make any sense to be locked in for the next 2 years knowing that 4G technology exists is right around the corner. But it’s such a smart move by Apple and they will once again sell millions of VZW iPhone 4 and generate ridiculous amount of revenue before they release the next generation.

  • Michael

    It’s all about marketing people. iPhone 5 (4G) is currently in development and will be released sometime in the summer this year. Since such high demands was voiced by consumers wanting VZW iPhone, they decided to offer the iPhone 4 at earliest as possible, which was today.

    I myself will hold out for the iPhone 5 because it doesn’t make any sense to be locked in for the next 2 years knowing that 4G technology exists is right around the corner. But it’s such a smart move by Apple and they will once again sell millions of VZW iPhone 4 and generate ridiculous amount of revenue before they release the next generation.

    • (v)urphy

      So they waited 4 years later to finally release a phone that is almost obsolete, if not already? Psshhh

      • Michael

        obviously you didn’t read thoroughly, or don’t understand what i wrote.

    • ………. or you can get a Bionic which will be released months before the iDont 5 AND be a better phone in every regard……….

  • Anonymous

    Oh awesome, I get to share my bandwidth with some iphone newbs.

  • if your gonna buy this you might as well save yourself some money and by a LG enV, i mean there both pretty useless

  • Anonymous

    3gs’ are still selling. People are dumb enough to buy year-old phones even if the new version is only a few months away.

  • Anonymous

    1) sell att stock, cuz now they are left with bad network and no i*hon exclusivity.

    2) Can the thunderbolt or bionic PLEASE preemt this i*hone release??!! Pretty pathetic that people will still choose the iphone over such amazing lte devices to be released….

  • Anonymous

    I got a droid X for sale if anyone is interested.

    • Christianromo8

      so much for you being a droid fan

    • Christianromo8

      so much for you being a droid fan

      • Anonymous

        That better?
        Seriously, I have been wanting the Iphone forever. Not taking any credit from Android they were good to me,but like one of the comments above, competition is good for everyone.

        • Anonymous

          How much for your X?

          • Anonymous

            Im gonna list it on Ebay and Amazon for $400 starting bid. $$50 buy it now

          • Don’t sell it until after the 14 day return policy is up on your iDont 4….

          • Anonymous

            my wife wants to sell her incredible for around the same price also

  • (v)urphy

    I thought this was an Android blog?

  • Grnguy

    It would be interesting if it was a new version. But, why would anyone want to get locked in for 2 yrs on a phone that’s already outdated?

  • Rocktoonz

    Whil I’m certain that this will bring a huge influx of customers from AT&T to Verizon, I seriously doubt that it will impact the Android market share and growth very much. I too share the concern for what impact this will have on Verizon’s network, but I’m not the least bit concerned about that many people switching from Android to iPhones, and many of those who do likely will switch back when they see how limited the iPhone really is by comparison.

  • Devin Jones

    Wow disqus is being really stupid right now…

    Anyway, I’ll say the same thing I just said on the Facebook post:

    “Lol i was just on the phone with with tech support and while on hold, the audio ad announced the iphone for verizon. i just yawned cuz… really… who cares??? haha”

  • JohantheNorse

    No LTE, no dual core goodness, and more importantly, no ANDROID? Why would I care?

    • Tggf

      IPhone 5 hello

      • which will once again be 6 months behind Android lol

        • Mikey

          lets take a minute and think about this statement, who has defined all these technologies again, UMM yeah APPLE!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            What has Apple “defined?”

          • Anonymous

            to be honest they start the innovative ideas, front facing camera + video chat, then all new androids have it too, of course better like over the network instead of wifi

          • Anonymous

            The first phone with video chat was the Sony Ericsson Z1010 in 2003. The first front-facing camera in a Nokia phone in 2004.

          • Are you kidding me? FFCs have been on phones for years, they just have NEVER CAUGHT ON because they’re relatively useless. What phone came out right before the i*hone with a FFC? Oh yeah, the Evo 4G, but everyone forgets that and gives Apple all the credit.

        • Mikey

          lets take a minute and think about this statement, who has defined all these technologies again, UMM yeah APPLE!!!!!!!

      • NYCLawyer

        Will IPhone 5 have a Tegra2? Will it have 1 GB Ram? Will it have an 8GB camera on the back? Will it have a good camera on the front? Will it have a replaceable battery? Will it have expandable memory? Will it run Flash applications? Will you let Apple and Steve Jobs dictate how you can use YOUR phone?

      • NYCLawyer

        Will IPhone 5 have a Tegra2? Will it have 1 GB Ram? Will it have an 8GB camera on the back? Will it have a good camera on the front? Will it have a replaceable battery? Will it have expandable memory? Will it run Flash applications? Will you let Apple and Steve Jobs dictate how you can use YOUR phone?

    • Tggf

      IPhone 5 hello

  • Ted

    How is its the most advanced mobile operating system? Android runs circles around it with features. Im not bashing it, I just don’t like dishonest hype.

    • takeshi

      Marketing is marketing. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s not truly dishonest in that it’s not easily quantifiable.

  • The only thing that surprises me at this time is the fact that Steve Jobs didn’t announce the i*hone 4 for Verizon. Very strange, but I imagine there’s a reason for that.

    • He probably only comes out to announce new stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Steve is rolling in the dough either way. It’s all Win/Win for him.

  • Paul E.

    My only real concern is what it’ll do to the network. I’m not leaving Android for Jobs’ locked-down device.

  • Anonymous

    Does it have the wifis and geebees? When will it be available at Walgreens?

    • RenoM6

      I don’t care.

    • Bigrob60

      If anyone has not seen this. Watch it now.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

      • Anonymous

        it can make a island

        • Bigrob60

          -and turn into a jet and fly you there.

          • Anonymous

            I dont care. I want the Iphone

      • Anonymous

        it can make a island

      • Anonymous

        Laughed so hard I almost had an aneurysm!

        • Bigrob60

          I am dead now.
          Hello, Hello.
          That video is really funny.

    • Bigrob60

      I am dieing. My cat is f-ing homeless.

    • Bigrob60

      I am dieing. My cat is f-ing homeless.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares don’t like it don’t buy it…

    • go ahead, don’t care, and pretend Apple has nothing to do with the fact that our 3G network is about to go straight downhill and that they have nothing to do with all the terrible customer service changes verizon is in the process of making

      • Anonymous

        Still don’t care

  • me

    I-what? Who really cares…

  • Dboombuku

    My job is selling cell phones and I think Verizon getting the iphone is the gayest think ever they can do that phone people get because they think its cool

  • Competition is good, and will benefit us android users. I just hope that the iPhone won’t run the VZW network into the ground, as it did for AT&T.

    • Competition is good, other than the impact Apple has already had on Verizon in a futile attempt to stifle competition… Like ALL of the changes we’ve seen from Verizon lately, none of which are for the better

  • Dan Mead talking about the i*hone release “I want to tell you how dedicated we are to launch this. Our employees are ready, we’ve been scaling our shipping systems. We’ve been scaling our inventory systems. We have scaled back our Android line up. And so switching AT&T customers will feel right at home, we have made our customer agreements crappier! We bow to you Apple.”

  • Chris Nimon
  • Mchlls22

    Wish I still cared, Android girl now:)

  • Strapharp

    I feel as if I just got kicked in the Teeth and stomach by Big Red

    • Devin Jones

      why?

      • Anonymous

        Because a bunch of skinny-jeaned hipsters will be bogging down our network! 😀

        • Anonymous

          Well they’ll be stuck on 3G for a while so i’m not to worried 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Because a bunch of skinny-jeaned hipsters will be bogging down our network! 😀

    • Anonymous

      I agree… why? Verizon is a business. Businesses like money. More at 11.

      • Anonymous

        DON’T give him the stick!

      • Anonymous

        DON’T give him the stick!

  • Zeus

    Plain and simple…I have had more fun with original Droid compared to any other phone…why would I care to bother with the hype of the i*hone. Plus looking to upgrade to a newer android phone. Never would consider the i*hone…

    • crapple hater

      Might have to switch to Sprint so I dont have to share a network with crApple fags.

      • Josh

        Wow. What did the i*hone ever do to you? Did it cancel your Christmas or something?

        Here’s what the i*hone did for all of us: It opened the door for awesome touchscreen smartphones for all. Is Android now better than i*hone? Absolutely. Should we all hate the i*hone? No. It’s a good innovative phone, inferior to our Droids, but still a good phone.

        • crapple hater

          Yes, actually, we should all hate the i*hone. It did steal my xmas, and it’s responsible for AIDS and starvation in Africa.

      • Gregory

        Wow, hater. It is just a different niche in the market. It isn’t better or worse than Android- just different

        • crapple hater

          The i*phone IS worse, and the fact that it’s as popular as it is is what makes me hate it so much. It points out part of what is wrong with people today, how people are so easily duped into believing whatever the rectangle of LED’s hanging on the wall tells them to believe. The reason the i*phone is so popular is the same reason you can sell a cotton t-shirt for 70.00 if it has the word Abercrombie on it. It’s because people are so gullible and have such low self esteem that they will buy whatever they think makes them “fit in” with the “cool” people. You could sell millions of phones made out of recycled dog s**t with 500mghz processors in them if it was endorsed by P Diddy or had a picture of a fruit on the back of it.

          • Anonymous

            Hahahahahahahaha.definitely the best thing to wake up to

  • OMG NEXT MONTH!?!?!?! Any Pictures of it?!!

    • Yeah, do a Google search for “iPhone 4”.

      • Bigrob60

        My eyes teared from laughing when I read your reply to Freddy. The phones a year old. To his defence he might have thought the design was different.

      • Bigrob60

        My eyes teared from laughing when I read your reply to Freddy. The phones a year old. To his defence he might have thought the design was different.

    • Yeah, do a Google image search for “iPhone 4”.

    • Yeah, do a Google image search for “iPhone 4”.

  • neil

    If it forces moto and htc to release gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream, and eventually jello on time, this will be a great thing. I would say that if they didnt, I would leave to go to iphone, but some how I could see them calling my bluff…

    • (v)urphy

      Jello?? Pic or it didn’t happen!

      • Sjpeter

        Jellybean sounds better

        • Anonymous

          Java Gelato, with a redesigned Dalvik VM for naming continuity.

        • Bullet Tooth Tony

          Jelly Belly for Corporate Sponsorship and more, and better, flavors

    • Izzyd

      you do realize the update holds up are because all the dumb idiot mfgs refuse to allow just stock Android. they just can’t get off there high horses and have to put there overlay crap software on top of things which is exactly what causes all these delays on getting current version of Android. That is why certain devices aren’t even running 2.2 yet let alone getting Gingerbread or the new Android versions anytime soon.

      As an example I just got word VZW just got the first build of Gingerbread for the X yesterday from Moto. That said it is for garbage and weeks to months before it is ready for prime time.

      • Swould333

        PLUS….

        if they keep your software up to date… you’re less likely to purchase a new phone… greedy A$$ holes… the entirety of the mobile industry is geared toward planed obsolesence… best just to root and roll with the roms as they come out.. my D-X will do me beyond my service contract i’m sure… i’m even holding on to my D-1 incase it doesn’t …

    • Izzyd

      you do realize the update holds up are because all the dumb idiot mfgs refuse to allow just stock Android. they just can’t get off there high horses and have to put there overlay crap software on top of things which is exactly what causes all these delays on getting current version of Android. That is why certain devices aren’t even running 2.2 yet let alone getting Gingerbread or the new Android versions anytime soon.

      As an example I just got word VZW just got the first build of Gingerbread for the X yesterday from Moto. That said it is for garbage and weeks to months before it is ready for prime time.

  • Competition is a wonderful thing. We’ll all benefit.

    • El_R

      this. having the iphone more widly available forces google to try harder to compete.

    • M1ghtysauc3

      +1….I completely agree!

  • How disappointing will it be if its the exact same 4G iphail from at & t? Boringgg, atleast change up the look n stuff!

  • Socal_jnunez

    1st wow who cares if its about the iphone

  • Here’s a hash tag you can all use on twitter for this event:

    #thingsthatwouldhaveimpressedme4yearsago

  • 10 minutes!!!

  • Steve J.

    iPhone FTW!

  • Cwpit81

    First

  • Anonymous

    It will have a short term impact, I think. But some of the devices launched at CES are just so cool, so technologically advanced that they cannot possibly be ignored.

    • Anonymous

      Anyone who gets the iPhone 4 with the upcoming Droid onslaught is either naive, woefully biased, or just plain stupid. Apple’s made a nice piece of kit, to be sure, but does it really hold a candle to the BIONIC? Heck, is it even close to the Droid X? Shoot, is it even up to snuff with the Droid Incredible or Samsung Fascinate?

      Too little, too late, Apple. Since the release of the OG, Sean Connery Droid you’ve been playing catch up. Poorly.

      • And anyone who thinks that the iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world and iOS 4 is the most advanced OS (before citing everything they stole from 2.2 when we have 2.3 out) as the press release states is also naive and plain stupid.

        iPhone 4, with the same specs as the over a year old Nexus 1, against dual core 4″ display monsters? This isn’t a contest.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed!!

        • Anonymous

          Agreed!!

        • Obviousman

          Are these “dual core monsters” available for purchase? No. Shut up.

          • Carpatus

            Is the iCrap 4 available for purchase on Verizon? No, shut up.

        • Obviousman

          Are these “dual core monsters” available for purchase? No. Shut up.

    • Anonymous

      Anyone who gets the iPhone 4 with the upcoming Droid onslaught is either naive, woefully biased, or just plain stupid. Apple’s made a nice piece of kit, to be sure, but does it really hold a candle to the BIONIC? Heck, is it even close to the Droid X? Shoot, is it even up to snuff with the Droid Incredible or Samsung Fascinate?

      Too little, too late, Apple. Since the release of the OG, Sean Connery Droid you’ve been playing catch up. Poorly.