One of the tech industry’s worst kept secrets is officially out of the bag. Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced it will be the second carrier in the U.S. to carry Apple’s iPhone. The announcement was made at a press event in New York with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and Apple COO Tim Cook on hand.
But potential buyers will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the popular device. Verizon said current Verizon customers will be able to pre-order Verizon’s iPhone 4 starting February 3, with general availability slated for February 10.
Two big questions were answered at the event: Will the Verizon iPhone run on the carrier’s 4G network, LTE? It won’t, 3G. And secondly, how much will it cost? With a two-year contract, the price is $199.99 for the iPhone 3G with 16GB and $299 for 32GB.
It’s a been a long road to get iPhone on Verizon, McAdam disclosed his company has been trying to get the iPhone since 2008. Enterprise Mobile Today details the announcement and what new features users can expect.