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Verizon iPhone 4 -- pros and cons for business use

January 11, 2011 1:42 PM EST

The much-ancipated Verizon iPhone 4 will be with us any day now. But how useful could it be for enterprises? That depends on these six aspects...

By Richi Jennings. January 11, 2011.

iPhone (Apple)So it's finally announced: the Verizon iPhone 4 is coming. But is it in the slightest bit interesting for enterprise users? Or is it just a consumer product? Let's analyze the pros and cons, in The Long View...

Today's Verizon Wireless announcement clarified the situation on which Jonny Evans speculated yesterday. Here are the highlights:

  1. 3G CDMA2000 (not '4G' LTE, as some thought) replacing the original GSM/UMTS/HSPA radio
  2. Antenna modification, tuned for Verizon CDMA2000 'diversity'
  3. Other than the above, no hardware changes to the original iPhone 4
  4. Can be used as a MiFi-like wireless hotspot
  5. Available February 10 (perhaps earlier for existing Verizon customers)

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