After almost a year of rumours, Verizon and Apple announced in the US overnight that iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network from February 10th.
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3rd.
“We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Verizon chief Lowell McAdam. “This is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to the mobile landscape this century.”
There’s no sign of long-term contracts going away though. As Verizon is offering the iPhone 4 for US$199.99 for the 16GB model and US$299.99 for the 32GB model, with a new two-year contract.
“Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can't wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”
It's also being reported, though unconfirmed by either company involved, that Verizon will get its hands on iPad.
Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead pictured