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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!

  • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

      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.