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The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth

The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth

Typically after press conferences I attend or when major industry announcements happen, I take a lot of questions from the press asking my opinion on the news. I’m always happy to speak with journalists on stories they are working on and provide them a quote. As a professional analyst, this is part of my job.

Yesterday was no exception. After the Verizon iPhone launch press conference I spoke with a number of folks in the press, and one question in particular came up which I thought required further analysis. That question was what impact would iOS's presence on Verizon have on Verizon’s current and future Android devices.

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Verizon fire up 16 new New York 3G sites ahead of iPhone 4 release

Verizon fire up 16 new New York 3G sites ahead of iPhone 4 release

Verizon Wireless has announced it is switching on sixteen new 3G cell sites in the New York Metro region, as part of its commitment "to holding our position as the most reliable 3G network in the nation." The news comes just a day after the carrier announced it would be offering a CDMA/EVDO Rev.A version of the iPhone 4, which would use the 3G network rather than the newer 4G LTE network.

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iPhone Personal Hotspot coming to all in iOS 4.3

iPhone Personal Hotspot coming to all in iOS 4.3

The personal hotspot functionality unveiled on the Verizon iPhone 4 yesterday is coming to all iPhones in iOS 4.3, though it will require carrier blessing before users can actually take advantage of it. According to BGR's source, the new firmware is expected to hit technical acceptance in March 2011.

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Verizon Employees Not Allowed to Get iPhone 4

Verizon Employees Not Allowed to Get iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 on Verizon is a pretty big deal, especially for Verizon. The carrier has more than likely done everything they can think of to prepare for the masses that will jump onto the network to get the device. But, what you won't find are Verizon employees with the device in their own hand, ready to show off. We've been informed that the iPhone 4 will not be carried by Verizon employees, because the carrier is preventing the phone from being added to employee accounts.

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White iPhone 4 Appears on Verizon Product Page [Update]

White iPhone 4 Appears on Verizon Product Page [Update]

In most cases, when Apple launches a device, the rumors generally fade away. However, despite the fact that Apple's Tim Cook went on stage to help announce the official unveiling of the Verizon iPhone 4, there's still one rumor that just won't die. And, it doesn't make it any easier for it to disappear when images like the one below appear online. Verizon's product page for the iPhone 4 are online right now, and here we are looking at a white iPhone 4 again.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Doesn’t Suffer from Death Grip

Verizon iPhone 4 Doesn’t Suffer from Death Grip

Now that the device is real, and we've managed to get some hands-on time with it, we were curious to see if Verizon's and Apple's claims that the only-slightly altered antenna version for the CDMA-based variant of the iPhone 4 (in the United States) wouldn't suffer from the same problems as its GSM cousin were true. We took the device in our hand, and we began to put our hand, and fingers, in all of the spots that the antenna usually suffered from. We managed to get some interesting results.

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XGear first Verizon iPhone 4 case hands-on

XGear first Verizon iPhone 4 case hands-on

Apple has moved the Verizon iPhone 4's ringer mute switch and volume controls around, and that means new cases, and thanks to XGear we've been able to give the first Verizon iPhone 4 case a test run. Lining up perfectly with the shifted controls, the case is so new it doesn't have a name or a model number yet, but we were still able to slap it on the new CDMA iPhone 4 to see how it fits.

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Verizon iPhone 4 vs HTC ThunderBolt vs Motorola Bionic

Verizon iPhone 4 vs HTC ThunderBolt vs Motorola Bionic

We've already compared the original AT&T iPhone 4 to the newly announced Verizon iPhone 4, but that's not the whole story. If you'll recall, Verizon had a press conference last week during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the wireless carrier unveiled a plethora of new devices. Two of the bigger names were from HTC and Motorola, which unveiled the ThunderBolt and Bionic, respectively. But, how do they compare to the iPhone 4?

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Verizon iPhone 4 moved buttons means AT&T bumpers won’t fit

Verizon iPhone 4 moved buttons means AT&T bumpers won’t fit

According to Verizon the physical changes between their new CDMA iPhone 4 and the original AT&T iPhone 4 basically amount to the new CDMA radio. However, we've spotted another potential headache for those looking to switch between the AT&T handset and the new Verizon version: the ringer mute switch and volume buttons have been moved, meaning AT&T iPhone 4 bumpers won't fit on the Verizon handset.

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Sprint iPhone 4 Now Possible?

Sprint iPhone 4 Now Possible?

We're here at the Verizon event in New York city and whilst pondering the decisions made for the iPhone 4 being on Verizon with no 4G LTE connectedness, we are also setting our minds to another point -- there was a question about the CDMA being exclusive to Verizon and the answer was no! The agreement between Verizon and Apple on this phone is a multi-year non-exclusive agreement. What does that mean? We've got a bit of a hunch - six letters and another big company away, what do you think about a Sprint iPhone 4? And what does that mean for the exclusiveness of Apple?

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Verizon iPhone 4 hands-on

Verizon iPhone 4 hands-on

The Verizon iPhone 4 is official, and while it lacks the 4G LTE many of us were hoping for, it's still a long-anticipated device. We've just grabbed some hands-on time with the smartphone after the conclusion of Verizon's launch event; check out our full report after the cut.

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Verizon iPhone 4 vs AT&T iPhone 4

Verizon iPhone 4 vs AT&T iPhone 4

Now that the iPhone 4 has been officially announced for Verizon's network, many potential customers are going to be asking an obvious question: what's different? While all of the details regarding the phone are still a mystery, more or less, we do know that, for the most part, the iPhone 4 on Verizon is pretty much the same exact phone that's currently available, and has been available on AT&T's network for some time now. However, there are some changes, so let's go ahead and run through them.

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