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Verizon iPhone now available to everyone

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One of the most anticipated, rumored and speculated mobile phones in history, the Verizon iPhone, has become available to everyone today. For the first time ever you could get the Apple iPhone on a carrier other than AT&T. 7 a.m. was the time people began lining up, which didn't get too out of hand, just 8 people at the flagship New York City store near Central Park according to CNN.

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Analysis: Who gets the newest Android versions first?

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Donut. Eclair. Froyo. Gingerbread. Google Android is filled with all sorts of delectable treats, but not all phones are treated alike. Even when Google officially announces and releases a new version of its mobile operating system, you don't get to enjoy that new Android OS right away; you have to wait for the carrier and manufacturer to push it to you (unless you like unofficial ROMs). So, who reigns supreme in this regard?

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Apple iOS 4.3 to push personal hotspot onto all iPhones

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Aside from the obvious swap to a CDMA cellular radio, one of the other major differences between the Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone is the inclusion of the personal hotspot functionality. Sure, you could do the jailbreak thing to do some wireless tethering on the GSM iPhone 4, but it's so much easier when it's already in there.

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No death grip problem for Verizon iPhone 4

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Well, that's one way to solve antennagate: go to another carrier. As you might recall, the iPhone 4 was plagued with all sorts of "death grip" concerns when it first launched with AT&T. People said they were losing bars and dropping calls when they held the smartphone a certain way. Not so, apparently, with Verizon's version.

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HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon 4G LTE photos surface

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A rose by any other name... though HTC probably doesn't want you referring to this device as a rose. Over the course of its development life this smartphone has been called the HTC Incredible HD and the HTC Mecha. Well, it looks like Verizon and HTC have finally settled on an official name and it's the HTC Thunderbolt. Thor would be proud.

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