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Verizon iPhone 4 (photos)

The Verizon iPhone 4 has much in common with its AT&T counterpart, but varying features and different performance give it enough room to stand apart. It won't vastly change your iPhone experience, but we welcome the consumer choice that it brings.

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The Verizon iPhone has all the trademarks of Apple's polished design.
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And just in case you don't believe us, check out the signal meter in the top left corner. Yes, at long last it's really on Verizon Wireless.
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Since it runs on CDMA, the right side of the Verizon iPhone lacks a SIM-card slot.
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When put side by side, the two iPhone 4s look exactly alike.
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Yet, if you flip the phones on their left sides, you'll notice a couple of differences. On the Verizon iPhone 4 (left) the ringer switch is closer to the volume controls. Also, due to the CDMA antenna design, Apple moved the gap from the top of the device to the left side.
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When compared with the AT&T iPhone (top), you can see the Verizon handset no longer has a gap next to the antenna jack.
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Due to the way that CDMA operates, the Verizon iPhone can't access data networks when you're on a call. If you try to do so, you'll see this notification.
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The hot-spot feature will track how many devices are connected at one time. The option for the hot spot sits under the main Settings menu.
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The Verizon iPhone runs iOS 4.2.6. It's a unique version that brings CDMA support and the hot-spot feature.
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On the Verizon iPhone's rear side you'll find the same camera lens and flash.
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Also, you'll still use a virtual keyboard for all text entry.

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