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If you have come from under your rock in the last few months you may have heard that the iPhone is coming to Verizon on February 10th. What does this mean? Well, for starters this means that faithful Verizon subscribers will finally get to slice into their piece of the iPhone pie. This also could mean bad news for the Blackberry users that subscribe to Verizon, but I digress. Most importantly (and most nerve-wracking for some, I’m sure), this means that AT&T will lose more leverage than they ever dreamed and for some reason that excites me.
It’s finally here. Verizon Wireless announced yesterday that they will carry the iPhone 4 as of February 10. It will cost consumers $199 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32 GB version. It will be available from the Apple store as well as at Verizon Wireless locations.
Today is Verizon’s big press conference that everyone is anticipating will announce the iPhone’s debut on the network. In the mean time, Verizon has been trading punches with AT&T regarding network speed and who is best suited to run the must have device.
Speculation about Verizon’s iPhone is getting a lot of press since yesterday, but what will a CDMA iPhone really bring its users? Apart from the obvious advantage of being having a choice of networks if you want to use an iPhone, as AT&T Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Larry Solomon has pointed out, the phone will not be as fast as its GSM counterpart. In addition, since 80% of the rest of the world prefers GSM technology for the most convenience while traveling, does the fact that your new Verizon iPhone won’t work when you’re on vacation or a business trip out of the country dampen its sales?
Well, although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet as of this morning, the fact that the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for AT&T took a shot at the “nonexistent” phones today pretty much confirms it.
The Consumer Electronics Show of 2011 is going to start on Thursday, January 6. What new and exciting gadgetry can consumers expect to be announced at this year’s show? Plenty of things.
Now that the FCC has passed their rather skimpy net neutrality rules, the future looks more expensive for online companies. It’s only been a few hours since the FCC Order was passed and already reports confirming the worst fears of net neutrality proponents seem to be at play. It seems that despite rattling their drums for fairness and neutrality, Google and Verizon are already talking about possibly taking advantage of the incredibly interpretive, loophole ridden rules. Rumors have surfaced in none other than the New York Times that Google is reaching an agreement with Verizon about allowing it to charge website owners higher fees for delivering content faster to users.
Android users running version 2.1 or higher can finally use Skype on their phones. Skype announced the expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol services (which just means they offer telephone services using the internet’s connectivity system) to Android users nearly worldwide.