Verizon Press Event Launches CDMA iPhone 4, Cripples It

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By OP Editor

Apple COO Tim Cook and Verizon CEO Dan Mead launched iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, which still imposes CDMA restriction of no voice and data.

Verizon iPhone, Apple COO Tim Cook, VzW CEO Dan Mead

As predicted in our Verizon iPhone Proof, the wireless carrier launched the CDMA iPhone 4.

“On February 3rd our existing customers will have an opportunity to pre-order… on February 10th, everyone will be able to order online, in stores, or in Apple stores.”

Device prices are on par with AT&T: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB for Verizon iPhone 4. Unfortunately, Verizon CEO Dan Mead confirmed that the carrier will cripple CDMA Verizon iPhone, with restriction of no voice and data at the same time.

So, what’s good and bad about the Verizon iPhone? See our analysis in the next article.

via engadget


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2 Responses to “Verizon Press Event Launches CDMA iPhone 4, Cripples It”

  1. I wonder if some apps use this simultaneous ability, will they have to release a version for Verizon?

    • Google search, Google Maps, Email, Internet radio, online multi-player games, and many more apps all require data usage. So no access during phone calls.

      Some BlackBerry devices can’t even receive phone calls while using data, with phone calls go straight into voice mail.

      Don’t forget the hotspot feature that allows connection of up to 5 WiFi devices. The problem is if you are transferring data (say uploading photos), the internet be disconnected when the CDMA phone receives a call or text message. On most websites you have to do it all over again after your internet interruption.


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