Apple and Verizon have finally joined hands and announced the iPhone 4, that will be available starting February. During an event that happened just minutes ago, the companies promised that you’ll get the CDMA version of the handset starting February 10, after a pre-order process starting on February 3rd.
The event today took off with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam announcing the availability of the iPhone 4, but this version won’t support LTE 4G, unlike what we’ve heard in rumors and speculations. If you’re a Verizon customer, you’ll pre-order the handset for $200, if you want the 16GB model, with a 2 year contract, or $300, for the 32GB version.
If you’re not a customer, than you’ll order the device starting on February 10th and keep in mind that this device is Verizon 3G-compatible, so this means EV-DO, without a trace of 4G data or GSM roaming. Aside from this aspect, the phone remains unchanged, plus the fact that this being a CDMA unit, you won’t be able to do data and voice at the same time, like the GSM version.
There’s also a new antenna design adopted, just like we heard, because of the CDMA standard and you’ll be able to use the Verizon iPhone 4 as a mobile WiFi hotspot for up to 5 devices. This feature comes with the iOS version 4.2.5, available on the device. Maybe we’ll see it on more iPhone versions in the future?