We can finally put the rumors and speculation to rest. Verizon Wireless and Apple have teamed up to offer the iPhone 4 on Verizon's network, and we can say this definitively not because of an anonymous source, but because we finally have an official joint announcement to work with.
"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 will start selling iPhone 4 devices on Thursday, February 10 to the general public, while qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to put in their preorders online starting February 3.
Pricing starts at $200 for the 16GB version with a 2-year service agreement, while the 32GB model will run $300. AT&T customers making the switch won't be able to port their existing iPhone 4 over to Verizon, as it's not compatible with Verizon's network.
Verizon said it expects the iPhone 4 to be in high demand, and in the event that store stock runs low, customers can place an order in-store and have it shipped to them on a first come, first serve basis.
We've asked this before, but it's always been based on rumors. Now that this is real, does it entice you to consider the iPhone over Android and/or Windows Phone 7?