Welcome to PhoneNews.com’s live coverage of Verizon’s press event in New York City. Â The eventy is expected to herald the arrival of the iPhone 4 onto the network along with other possible announcements.
10:01 – Lowell McAdam hits the stage
10:02 – Â “The innovation in this market is mind boggling — and today two innovators are coming together.”
10:03 – Talking about FiOS service and accomplishments along with LTE
10:05 – Â “This is putting us at the hub of the wheel driving this industry. Collaboration is the key to innovation. We’ve worked with partners across the industry.” “Today we’re partnering with a giant of the industry, and that’s Apple.”
10:08 – Â “Our relationship with Apple has developed over the last two years. In 2008 we started talking about bringing the iPhone to a CDMA network.” “We spent a year testing.”
10:09 – Verizon iPhone 4 confirmed for early next month
10:10 – Tim Cook onstage with iPhone 4 in background
10:12 – Running down key iPhone 4 specs and features – FaceTime, iTunes, Retina Display, 5.0 megapixel camera, App Store.
10:15 -Verizon’s Â Dan Dee onstage, Â talking about preparations being made for iPhone launch
10:17 – iPhone 4 pre-order on February 3rd for existing subscribers, $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB with mobile hotspot included for up to five devices. Launch on February 10th.
10:24 – Apologies for the server issues, folks. Â Multi-year non-exclusive agreement confirmed, potentially opening the door to other carriers.
10:27 – Lack of simultaneous voice/data support also confirmed. implying no built-in support for IMS and changes made to antenna design also confirmed.
10:34 – More questions and banter. Verizon has opened a dedicated teaser page for the iPhone 4.