Verizon Press Conference Unveils the Verizon iPhone 4

Verizon iPhone 4 will be released Feb. 3

Before today, there were many rumors floating around about just what would be announced at the Verizon Press Conference that took place in New York City this morning.

One of the rumors turned out to be true: Verizon’s CEO announced this morning that the new iPhone 4 will be available to Verizon customers starting February 3 and will have general availability on February 10.

Many parents are enthusiastic about this new partnership. In the smartphone battle between Android, Blackberry and the iPhone, there’s a lot of debate over which phone is the most reliable or user-friendly, but for many parents, it’s no contest.

With the iPhone’s fun and useful apps for kids and parents, organizational abilities (including an easy-to-use calendar) and fantastic capabilities for sending and receiving picture updates, many parents rely on their iPhones for a little bit of extra help when they’re on the go.

Today’s announcement is great news for iPhone-loving parents, especially those who have been considering abandoning their Verizon service to switch over to AT&T.

The 16 GB iPhone 4 will cost $199 with a 2-year contract, and the 32 GB will cost $299. Also, a bit of bad news: Verizon’s new iPhone will not run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and you won’t be able to surf the web while you’re on a call.

Photo: Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano