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iPhone4 is on Verizon and released today

by Savan Thongvanh February 9, 2011

Yep it’s finally here the Verizon iPhone.  Tomorrow will the the apocalypse.  Just kidding about the whole apocalypse thing but the phone is here.  Standing ovations in parking lots and malls everywhere as people line up for the new phone.

All the specs were beaten to death during the 1st coming of the iPhone4.  A4 processor, retina display, revolutionary antennae design (hah), walk on water battery life, etc so is there anything new this time around?  Yes.  CMDA.  CMDA is a different type of  cellphone technology and it’s used primarily in the US.  CMDA is why you’re seeing all those ATT “you can surf while you’re on a call” commercials.

While it’s true that you can use data and voice simultaneously on GSM and not CMDA I think this might be Verion’s saving grace.  This will actually help their cause in terms of network congestion.  Although it’s been said that the impact of simultaneous data and voice is minimal (mostly by VZW) it will reduce the amount of iPhone related traffic on Verizon’s network.

Early reports have seemed to indicate that yes, call clarity is better.  But, they also seem to be alluding to the fact that the ATT 3g data service is noticeably faster.  Which do you care about?  Personally I’m not jumping ship because I’m grandfathered into ATT’s old unlimited data plan and you’ll be prying that out of my cold dead hands. I’d love to hear your Verizon iPhone pros and cons.  

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