Verizon announced at its New York City event this morning it has indeed nabbed Apple’s iPhone, and will start offering the sought-after and previously AT&T-exclusive device to its customers on February 10.
iPhone 4 will cost $199.99 for the 16Gb model, requires a two-year contract, and the data pak option. Version failed to mention whether the data pack would be an unlimited or limited plan.
The phone will include an iOS-specific version of Verizon’s 3G Mobile Hotspot – already available on Andorid phones – which will allow folks to hook into their phone through a tablet or laptop cord-fee.
Likely, more details will be announced a the February date looms closer. Until then, check out the Engadget hands-on with the phone here.
A rumor regarding Verizon getting iPhone started circulating the internet early last year, and the Wall Street Journal confirmed through a source last week that the grand news would be unveiled today .
According to Reuters, shares of AT&T fell 1.5 percent on Monday, due to the impending announcement of the Verizon iPhone deal.
Ralph de la Vega, chief executive of AT&T’s wireless business, told the Wall Street Journal earlier today it was “ready” to lose iPhone exclusivity because “the short- and long-term viability of AT&T will be good” whether its has iPhone-exclusivity or not because the firm is “much bigger than this”.