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Verizon iPhone 4

The mythical Verizon iPhone finally went up for pre-order yesterday at 3AM EST and, even in the dead of the night, managed to break sales records. Verizon announced this morning that the iPhone 4 broke first day sales records just two hours within going up for pre-order, although they neglected to mention just how many devices they actually ended up selling. You can look over the press release down below.

It sure would've been nice if Verizon had shared actual sales numbers with us, but it's not terribly surprising that they didn't. Still, it's hard not to be impressed that a device managed to sell more in two hours, in the middle of the night, than any other Verizon phone sold in its entire launch day. Now how about delivering those pre-orders rather than making us wait until the 10th, Big Red?

VERIZON WIRELESS HAS RECORD SALES ON FIRST DAY OF iPHONE 4

Available to General Public on Feb.10

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – At 8:10 p.m. EST yesterday, Verizon Wireless ceased online orders of iPhone 4 to existing customers and ended the most successful first day sales in the history of the company.

"This was an exciting day," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. "In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer --- designed to reward them for their loyalty.

"I am proud of our employees who worked tirelessly to strengthen and scale our systems, enabling unprecedented customer orders through our website. Overall, it was a very good day," he added.

Mead also said customers will have another opportunity at being among the nation's first to own an iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network.

"Yesterday's launch set the pace for next week when we open up sales to everyone across America."

The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will occur on February 10. The company will open its more than 2000 Verizon Wireless Stores at 7 a.m. It will also be available at all Apple store locations, Best Buy, select Wal-Mart stores, and on-line at verizonwireless.com and apple.com.


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Sarah Katherine Scott i just got my phone in the mail!
Kandra Lum winnfour free ok
Paul Carter I have a droid incredible and love it. Bought a iPhone for my at 305am and it shipped Friday. Best of bought worlds on Verizon network!
Roger Rodriguez Why is it so hard to accept the iphone is a good phone? It is just not for everyone. Which is a better text editor, emacs or vi? The jury is still out! BTW, I'm an Android user.
Scott Wagner I'm not the least bit surprised! I reluctantly got an iPhone3GS and got addicted to iPhone regardless of not being an Apple fan in the least. I grew to HATE AT&T with such a violent passion I'll never be an AT&T customer again if I have use smoke signals to communicate!
Gerardo Ortega And yes you could use the web and make a call at the same time on the EVO.
Gerardo Ortega Evo already beats iphone, people can't wait for the iphone5, I can't wait for the EVO 2 to come out.
Gerardo Ortega A lot of features that At&t iphone does and verizon does not.
David Abrantes WWWOOOWWW!!! THATS NUTS!!!!!!!!!
Christian Cleckler heh, i've been with at&t a little over 6 years. I could probably count my dropped calls on one hand.. yeah some areas are spotty but every carrier has that and of course verizon and sprint users all bash on how they could care less about talking on the phone searching the web... You've never been able to so you cant miss it, if you had the ability you wouldnt be cracking so hard.
Israel Leiva It just tells us what we have always known.....AT&T is a piece of sh*t network with a "really cool phone". Now that they lost their cash cow, everybody is jumping ship. This would have been bigger news 2 years ago. I'm more excited about the HTC Thunderbolt. But great news for Apple lovers. Now they can finally make and receive calls.
Robert Miley @Sam it's not the size it's the resolution it blow any other screen in the water
Alex Ward Burn,Verizon,burn. My Nexus and I will watch and laugh.
Sam Rick The only thing the Iphail 4 got going for it is the screen,and its not even that big.
Thomas Keeling Predictable. Its apple were talking about people.
Sam Rick Lol...gotta love those mindless apple fans.sheeple indeed!
Michael Balk What would be more impressive is to see how many of them left at&t for it.
Tony Dear III Mainstream buyers just buyin a phone to show off...*SMH* people now days. Tsk Tsk
Xavier Rodriguez If it has a apple logo, it sells. Mindless.
Alex Abawi dont like it
Susan-Marc Perez Predictable ...
Chris Taylor Very impressive. I thought people had forgotten about the iPhone, with all these new Androids' hitting the market.
Albertano Laguna Predictably impressive!
Joshuah Landazuri there must be over a million dumb ass in the U.S for a old phone to brake sales records in that early in rhe morning. its just a different company THAT OVER CHARGES!!!
Raymond Knight @Mario Gonzalez - I highly doubt the iPhone "5" will be released anytime soon on Verizon.
Kevin Pizana Y'all talk so so much shit about what a CDMA phone/network can or won't do...yeah we might not be able to receive email while we're on the phone....who the fuck cares it'll come as soon as we HANG UP...I know there are more than just a few of u people with an iphone or any phone on AT&T who have NEVER known what its like to make a call and actually make it from beginning to end....all the surfing and so called talking u can do is bullshit...you need to be able to make a fucking call first....
Mario Gonzalez Its all about dual core. IPhone 4 wack. Goes to show how dumb people are when the next Gen iPhone is only months away. Don't believe the hype
Mauka Side Can I just have dual core?
Min Kim impressive
Danu Carrión Perales @isaac android brings more features things and customizations out of the box... you can change keyboards launcher with just downloading something and not voiding your warranty... i wouldnt be surprised if apple charged for commenting on facebook too.. btw droid x sucks get a galaxy s and install a voodo fix and you will see what a real smooth phone is...
Isaac Esac J Raymond Knight It humors me to see how hardcore people get into hating a device, and it's users. I have had a few Android devices now (Currently have the X), but will be getting the iPhone. The last time I was talking to someone, and needed to surf the web, was never. iOS in my opinion, is far superior over Android. With Androids lack of GPU support, lack of device support (Sammy is a beautiful example), and non-attractive UI, I will be making that switch. Pay attention next time you are surfing the web on your Droid, scroll is choppy, and to me very annoying. The iPhone however, is very smooth. It doesn't end there, Android is choppy when launching applications as well. Another reason I find iPhone's iOS far more superior, is because it is developed specifically for the iPhone. Android is developed as a base for multiple devices, all running different hardware. Once again, Samsung gives us a great example of the tremendous flaws this brings. I like support for my phone, and Android brings instability. They leave it up to the manufacture to support new releases from Android. I like to compare Apple vs Android, to XBOX Live vs PSN. One is funded right, and developed very well; The other is under-funded, under-developed, and shows it. For those whom complain about the lack of openness, and customization, it makes me laugh. It takes seconds to jailbreak an iPhone, and customize it as much as you could dream of. Android is the same way. You have to Root the device to use it like it should be used. If you haven't rooted, or jailbroken your device, you shouldn't be opening your mouth. It's your fault you are stuck with a handicap phone, both Android, and iOS devices ship that way. In the end, both devices suit the needs of it's customers. If you like your Droid, stick with Droid. If you like the iOS, stick with iOS. Please stop saying "Android rocks, iPhone sucks!". You are comparing an OS, to a device. I can name several Android devices that are horribly, and even the biggest Android fanboy wouldn't use. How about comparing device to device. Android differs from device, to device. Release to release. Some devices with Android are not even compatible with Androids newest releases. Talk about being hindered.
Anh-Tuan Le It's funny when a person bashes "fanboys", but act like a fanboy himself. Lolz.
Anh-Tuan Le As predictable as idiots acting like dumbasses.
Joel Gomez Well a lot of people wont be able to use the internet, receive email while talking to somebody at the same time.
Lou Masumbu These people will be mad when the iphone 5 comes out this early summer!
Antony Vijai That shows how rational the US market is. CDMA phones become useless when they switch phones or carriers!
Raymond Knight It humors me to see how hardcore people get into hating a device, and it's users. I have had a few Android devices now (Currently have the X), but will be getting the iPhone. The last time I was talking to someone, and needed to surf the web, was never. iOS in my opinion, is far superior over Android. With Androids lack of GPU support, lack of device support (Sammy is a beautiful example), and non-attractive UI, I will be making that switch. Pay attention next time you are surfing the web on your Droid, scroll is choppy, and to me very annoying. The iPhone however, is very smooth. It doesn't end there, Android is choppy when launching applications as well. Another reason I find iPhone's iOS far more superior, is because it is developed specifically for the iPhone. Android is developed as a base for multiple devices, all running different hardware. Once again, Samsung gives us a great example of the tremendous flaws this brings. I like support for my phone, and Android brings instability. They leave it up to the manufacture to support new releases from Android. I like to compare Apple vs Android, to XBOX Live vs PSN. One is funded right, and developed very well; The other is under-funded, under-developed, and shows it. For those whom complain about the lack of openness, and customization, it makes me laugh. It takes seconds to jailbreak an iPhone, and customize it as much as you could dream of. Android is the same way. You have to Root the device to use it like it should be used. If you haven't rooted, or jailbroken your device, you shouldn't be opening your mouth. It's your fault you are stuck with a handicap phone, both Android, and iOS devices ship that way. In the end, both devices suit the needs of it's customers. If you like your Droid, stick with Droid. If you like the iOS, stick with iOS. Please stop saying "Android rocks, iPhone sucks!". You are comparing an OS, to a device. I can name several Android devices that are horribly, and even the biggest Android fanboy wouldn't use. How about comparing device to device. Android differs from device, to device. Release to release. Some devices with Android are not even compatible with Androids newest releases. Talk about being hindered.
Aaron Nivone Why throw it in the trash? Give it to some friend who still has a Razr or donate / recycle it. >.>
Michael Francis Winn Ordered mine at 1:58am cst, gonna throw my incredible in the trash unless someone wants to buy it
Drawsbetter Then-u Ingram Brain washed apple heads
Lisa Munoz It's not 698 or 799 its only 299 and 199. Although I agree ....I am much more excited about the thunderbolt and then the axiom coming out.
AnJel Lopez Iphones=smart phone 4 dumb people,outdated tech
Frank Porter First of all there's nothing impressive about that in my eyes. What was accomplished other thousands of crazy obssessed lunatics rushing out to buy a damn phone? The choices you should have offered would have been "Pathetic" or "Predictable" I haven 't even read the article yet to see how many were sold between 3 and 5 am but I'm sure it's in the several million. Makes me sad for the losers who felt they couldn't wait till friggin daytime to buy the phone, and just plain amazed that the release of tech gadgets like this or highly anticipated blockbuster movies can turn otherwise normaly functioning members of society into rabid animals. If you want me to choose one of your options, I'd have to pick predictable, but I'm sure as hell not impressed. No hate on Apple for al lthe loot they raked in as it's up to the people to resist Steve's mind tricks. But instances like this will never cease to amaze and disgust me at the same time. Enjoy those Verizon Iphones you just had to have to darn bad. Man I'm so jealous right now it hurts. Please, someone get me one too. I'd hate to be the only one without. "Heavy sarcasm intended"
AnJel Lopez you get what u pay for of course you buy lower end android with sense or touchwiz you will have to wait longer get a nexus or stock droid and updates come your way faster I had plenty of good phones iphones,nexus, etc and pretty much android wins hands down iphones are for people who want a smart phone that is simple but that comes with limitations android is like a cpu just does it all but harder to figuere out
Joseph Wells You can keep your I(bet you wish you had a better)OS. I'll be rockin Android over here!
Christian Cleckler funny how all the android fanboys call apple lovers sheep.. I'd rather be a sheep than a goat, at least the sheep get taken care of. Look at all the android phones STUCK with NO hope of even newer updates much less a shot at Gingerbread.. at least iPhones stay current OS until 2gens later. 1.5-2 years > 6 months. Im not a straight apple fanboy, i love the tech for itself not the creator.. Apple may delay a lot of things Android doesnt.. but overall iOS is buttery. Android across the board.. Has GREAT potential
Brian Edwards Predictable.
Miguel Rodriguez With AT&T out of the exclusivity picture, I think it will definitely lose some of its subscribers
Steven Skwarkowski Amazing what people will do for a phone. It is a great phone without a doubt. But still amazes me what people will spend on a device such as a phone. I spent $75 on my Galaxy S....i can't imagine spending 5 to 8 times that!
Carlos Zarate Ppl jst wasted good money
Kevin Pizana Facebook is full of douches!!! No one cares if u can't talk and surf at the same time....tmobile is #10 out of 4 carriers..best carrier my ass...and they all throttle data speeds after 2 gigs even cricket...
Mark Gittens Predictable! Verizon only has a few good phones but people are sheep! Iphone is overrated other than itz screen itz a mediocre phone
Shottie X Recendes "htc evo vs iPhone 4". YouTube it.
Jason Yuen @Marcus it's not an assumption, there will be one. It's Apple after all, they are greedy mofo's and they know people will flock out in droves to get anything Apple related.
Darryl Mouzone Predictable despite all the people who wine and bitch about the iPhone like the fanboys they are. It really doesn't matter to me what phone somebody has but some people turn it into a matter of life or death and act like it when it's really not. If you don't like the iPhone who cares? Other people do and it doesn't make them stupid because they do. People just turn this into something bigger than it has to be as usual.
Christian Crow Ok first of all - the speed test they ran on it are half or 1/3 the speed as my AT&T iPhone 4 , I would rather have speed then anything, there will be millions and millions of unhappy people
Glen Perez Hate on that
Glen Perez Impressive because it's not a new phone or anything, everybody knows what this phone could do....You can't
Marcus Baskerville How are people assuming the iphone 5 is.comin to att or even if it will b a iphone 5. Dont assume cuz ur wrong
Brendon Federko Predictable
Laquan Brown no 4g lte smh @ the ppl who ordered now they are trapped
Jason Yuen Apple is the shepherd to many mindless sheep who have nothing better to do with their hard earned money
Victor Rios Predictable...they might as well sell the iPhone on Cricket or Virgin Mobile haha Verizon sucks!!! T-Mobile is the best carrier hands down!
Jerry Burke And we have a struggling economy???? Amazing what people will do for something they just can't live without! At $649.99 and $749.99, I think I will wait.
Kennedy Navarrete When is verizon going to have 4g for the iPhone
Alan Lawton Ha ha my contract for iPhone runs out in June so I'll be jumping to the I5 once it's out here in UK. not going anywhere near an android handset, TOO many things to go wrong with open software,about as trustworthy and reliable as windows. Apple all the way
Robert Centennial People are just stupid.
Christopher Pena Isn't there a new iPhone coming out soon?
Andrew Cuevas predictable...verizon has never sold a phone this epic so im sure it didnt take very much for the record to be broken. but i feel sorry for the idiots who are leaving att for the verzion I4 cuz your paying the same monthly for a more "reliable" network that has state outages once a month at least...AND your data speeds will now be HALF the speeds that you seen on ATT...dont believe me? http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/03/verizon-can-now-throttle-top-five-percent-of-bandwidth-hogs-down/
Jason L Naylor Android is still better
Najib Momin Predictable
Enrique Martinez there are sheep everywhere!!!
?????? ????? Damn 2 Hours Pheewwwww! Ive Had My Samsung Eternity for 2+ years now.........And I Want The Motorola Atrix 4G, but just the thought of a "BADASS iPhone 5" coming out in the next 4 months after that URKS me!
Jenna Carroll Beyond predictable. Also, good luck with that folks!
Lisa Crane Make no sense. In my opinion a CDMA Iphone is like not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
Joe Fedewa Predictable idiocy. They'll all be pissed when the next iPhone comes out this summer.
Jorell Rutledge predictable
Jon Jerico Calanio Meh. It's due to massive numbers of Apple iFanboys.
Aaron Couts baah baah baah baah you hear that?? Thats all the sheep buying the I-crap
Aaron Nivone More predictable than impressive. It's like 98% predictable and 2% impressive. :3
Enrique BigPapi Martinez No one cares droid x all the way and htc thunderbolt next
Adina Macias-Lyssy predictable
Neal Daringer wow. people must like to buy old tech, get locked into contract with insanely high ETFs and fund steve jobs cocaine habits.
Adriel Barrera You know its going to happen. If it comes out with other providers the same thing will happen. Like it or not its the Hottest Phone out there
Omega Missingno Octagonapus As Dr. Robotnik once said: PREDICTABLE!
Dan Daniel w/o an actual number this is just hype. Best one day ever at Verizon or for iphone? I am guessing theres a HUGE difference. Good for Verizon and Apple. Personally I would wait for the next Generation IF I were a apple fan.
Eli San Juan-Collado As they are on the iphone 4 a phone that's been out for 7 months already with Att, Att is coming out with the iphone 5 this july :) can't wait.
Dalton Melear First day sale records with Verizon phones? That's not surprising...?
Brandon Johnson Everybody saw that coming for about 3 years now, according to all the hype and rumors surrounding it.
Michael Sletten Very predictable. People are sheep. People will be disappointed
Daniel Marcano But who cares?
Tony Abiama Pshh... why?




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