Verizon is expected to announce the arrival of the Verizon iPhone which, if you listen to the internet buzz, should be on sale around the end of January of early February, 2011 - part of this rumor is based on the fact that Apple has called for blackout dates for vacation of all employees from Feb 3-6, 2011.
Although the Verizon iPhone is expected to be essentially the same as the AT&T iPhone 4, Verizon leads the wireless pack in many ways. The below are the top five benefits of a Verizon iPhone
Since 2007, AT&T has had an exclusive contract with Apple to market the iPhone but there's a new player in the sandbox! Enter Verizon! And, there's no dispute that Verizon cell phone coverage is the best in the US even if AT&T is the preferred carrier over seas. Buying the new Verizon iPhone should give you better reception that any other network in the US.
But, before you jump on the bandwagon and run to the Verizon Wireless stores with a fistful of cash, you should check any mobile phone blackout spots in your area. There's a link in the resource section below to do just that.
This is pure speculation but the word on the streets is that Apple will release a white iPhone to Verizon; something that AT&T does not have. Personally, this isn't that big a deal to me although would be easier to find in a crowded purse. I know that, as cool as my white MacBook looks though, I spend a fair amount of time thinking it needs to be cleaned.
Verizon previously had only about 10,000 apps (ONLY 10,000 apps...) available on it's Google Android platform for downloading to your Blackberry but, for the kids among us, you'll now be able to download around 30,000 apps on the Verizon iPhone - including 'Cut the rope' and 'Angry Birds' which are two of the top sellers.
The Verizon iPhone is just a cool little thing in it's own right but stream over Netflix and watch TV while you're waiting for that flight. You can view full movies although you should definitely check your cell phone plan before you do this as streaming movies will eat up your gigabytes if you're limited.
Almost as exciting as Verizon's acquisition of an iPhone is the fact that the accessories for the mobile phone are so cool! One company makes a 'Juice Pack' which is an extra battery source (the iPhone typically has a very short battery life). Or, how's this for cool? An app called the iGrill uses an attached cooking thermometer to make sure you steak is perfectly rare, medium, or well done - just to your liking! Cell phones aren't just for making calls anymore.
And, iPhone cases! OMG - there are iPhone cases to be had for every personality out there.
So, go ahead; be one of the first to nap that Verizon iPhone and run with it! I just might be right in front of you in line. And, it just might be the right time to buy both Apple and Verizon stock...
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