Feeds

Verizon to sell iPhone 4 this month

Deal to be made official next week, says mole

Seven Steps to Software Security

The cat is near as darn it out of the bag. US carrier Verizon will announce next week that it's going to offer the iPhone 4.

It'll be doing so during the last week of the month if reports that Apple has told its retail employees that holidays are a no-no during that period are correct.

Verizon's oft-predicted announcement will take place on Tuesday, according to the inevitable "person familiar with the matter", as cited by the Wall Street Journal.

The carrier is certainly making an announcement of some kind on that day: it has already sent out invites to US media, like the one reprinted by Ars Technica.

AT&T has had the US exclusive on the iPhone since the first-gen handset was released in June 2007. Many other countries which originally were home to a single iPhone supplier have now gone multi-operator, but not the US.

And we wonder if the arrival of Verizon will see Apple finally sell unlocked iPhones in the States, as it does almost everywhere else. ®

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.