On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless announced that they had finally wrestled iPhone 4 exclusivity from AT&T’s shackles after four years. Unfortunately, aside from swapping a GSM antenna for a CDMA model, the 3G-enabled handset is essentially the same -- despite Verizon’s big push for 4G LTE a week earlier at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
If you’re in the market for an iPad and MiFi combo this holiday season, you may want to skip Verizon’s bundle and head to your local Best Buy -- they’re offering free Mobile Hotspot bundles from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
It was only a matter of time before someone made this idea a reality. According to iPodNN, Sprint is preparing a case to fit both a Mi-Fi device and an iPod touch in a single design. The device, called the ZTE Peel would allow the iPod touch and surrounding devices to connect via Wi-Fi to the mobile hotspot.
In case you've been considering steering clear of the iPhone 4, you might want to take a look at this: a comparison chart detailing the differences between each of the latest and greatest smart phones. The graphic depicts the differences between AT&T's iPhone 4, Verizon's Droid Incredible (manufactured by HTC), Sprint's HTC Evo 4G and Google's Nexus One (also manufactured by HTC, and available to use on T-Mobile or AT&T).
So far, iPhone 4 is in the lead with the highest memory capacity, though the other three Android phones can be expanded up to 32GB. Additionally, the iPhone 4 also wins in the categories battery life, screen size and number of applications available in the native iTunes App Store.
It’s been framed as a fight for freedom but Net Neutrality is really a battle of business models. The outcome will almost certainly affect We The People’s wallets or/and Internet experience so we’d best keep a wary eye on everyone who is trying to “help” us.
In Ask an iPhone, Vol. IV, Salty the iPhone dispenses his sage advice all over your nice clean floors. Need to get out of your Sprint contract to finally join the iPhone revolution? Read on, and then act fast.