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For those of you who have thought or considered the Verizon iPhone 4 to be an unreal deal here’s further proof of it being very real. We have already confirmed the mobile carrier to be announcing the iPhone 4 on February 10, 2011, a couple of weeks from today. The news to share here is the first advertisement of the device on Verizon.
As expected Verizon Wireless has finally announced the iPhone 4 on Americas largest wireless network. This was put forth by Lowell McAdam, President and COO of Verizon Wireless, yesterday at the NYC event.
The idea of bringing the iPhone beyond the confines of AT&T would definitely boost the iPhone sales further in the US region and give consumers a chance to rid themselves of complains against AT&T. The Verizon iPhone 4 has nothing new in terms of features. The CDMA based iPhone 4 will have a 5 megapixel camera, HD Video recording, FaceTime, A4 processor. Verizon Wireless will open pre orders for the iPhone 4 on February 3. The sales will be live February 10 onwards.
It has been forever since AT&T has been holding the Apple iPhone in its jaws and I had almost started to believe that AT&T would continue with its grinding of the iPhone till Armageddon. Hopefully that’s not happening.
Rumors are rushing in on the Verizon iPhone being a real deal and if this is by any means true we might have the iPhone on Verizon soon after CES 2011. Chances are high that we might see it before the second week of February or on the Valentines Day. This has been reported by BusinessWeek as well and it makes the rumor sound more believable with the recent Skype video call support for the iPhone. Probably we can thank Apple for looking beyond and getting serious on bringing its iPhone function over CDMA.
There has been quite a stir about Nokia being in talks with the likes of Google in connection to the Android platform. Nokia has of course turned down any possibility of this Android Nokia marriage ever happening. But to the contrary, I believe such a move would only prove beneficial for Nokia in the long run. Of course Android is not the only option. This brings us to the recent news on Nokia in talks with Microsoft, not surprising at all as the two have been in talks now for a couple of months.
We can of course turn this down as a plain rumor for Nokia is adamant at building up on its own OS. There are plans for 2011 and we can expect revamped software and the hardware alike. But just in case Nokia has any plans of extending partnership with Microsoft, it will be quite an interesting move. We have our reasons for this, primarily the fact that Windows Phone 7 recently crossed a 1.5 million unit sale, which shows that the OS in itself is not a risky option to power Nokia devices with.
There is quite a Microsoft stir lately, we missed talking about the recent 4 million Kinect units being sold, numbers which outsold the Nintendo Wii since its launch. The folks at Microsoft were however quite on the sales of the Windows Phone 7. To be honest I was thinking that the device had turned out to be a failure. The case isn’t so.
Microsoft’s Achim Berg stated in a press release that Microsoft sold over 1.5 million devices since its launch in the Europe in October and the US launch in November. The numbers, according to him are quite ahead of the expectations. at least for the first two months of launch. I for one would honestly side with his opinion given that only 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices were sold on the launch day. But that’s past.
Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread has blessed numerous Android based devices and we have been a bit confused on what the next version is going to be. I initially thought that Google would readily let go of the 2.x version after Froyo and that the next update would be 3.x. Wrong I was and I might just be wrong for the next update too.
When Computerworld’s report read that Nokia is planning a really busy 2011, I was a bit lost. Isn’t that what they have been doing or at least trying to do since 2008? We have seen that the devices so far released haven’t really left a desired impact on the mobile market with the sudden burst of so called high end, revolutionary smartphones in the form of Nokia N97, Nokia N900 and the very recent Nokia N8 that qualifies as a pretty decent attempt.