Enterprise Mobility: Verizon iPhone 4 Will Impact Android: 10 Reasons Why
As expected, Verizon Wireless and Apple introduced the iPhone 4 at an event in New York City Jan. 11, confirming the speculation that enthralled the media for more than six months and ending AT&T's more than three-year reign as sole carrier of the popular Apple handset. Verizon's CMDA network-based device will go on sale Feb. 10 for $199.99 for the 16GB version and $299.99 for the 32GB version. Aside from the different antenna and network (AT&T's iPhone is supported by its UMTS antenna and network), the key difference between the Verizon device and AT&T's handset is that Verizon is offering Personal Hotspot capability to connect up to five devices via WiFi. Media and press are exploring how the arrival of the iPhone 4 on Verizon will cut into AT&T's iPhone sales. The bigger story, in our opinion, is how Apple on Verizon's 3G network will impact the growth of Google's Android mobile operating system. In this slide show, eWEEK explores how the competitive dynamic between Apple and Google just shifted to Apple's favor.