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    4 Minute Roundup: All Hail the Verizon iPhone!

    by Mark Glaser
    January 14, 2011
    Yes, the Verizon guy will have an iPhone soon

    The iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming… to Verizon. After an endless string of complaints from users about dropped calls on the AT&T iPhone, Verizon finally is offering relief with its own iPhone, due out next month. The downsides of the new Verizon iPhone include that it’s on the CDMA network, and not a new 4G network, and doesn’t do global voice roaming. I talked with CNET’s Nicole Lee about the pluses and minuses of the new Verizon iPhone.

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    Background music is “The iPhone Blues,” an adaptation by Mark Glaser of “Phone Booth” by the Robert Cray Band. Performed by The Temps.

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    Here are some links to related sites and stories for the podcast:

    Consumer Reports offers scathing critique on Verizon iPhone 4 at Consumer Reports

    With Verizon’s iPhone, a rare example of customers getting what they crave at the Washington Post

    Verizon iPhone is ‘Ultimate Threat’ to Android, Report Says at PC Mag

    Is Verizon IPhone Too Late For Apple? at MediaPost

    A Few Points to Think About Before You Grab a Verizon iPhone at Huffington Post

    Amazon Says No Plans to Carry Verizon iPhone at PC Mag

    The Verizon iPhone 4: Promising, but likely to be short-lived at Consumer Reports blog

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    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

    Tagged: apple at&t cell phones cnet consumer reports iphone nicole lee verizon

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