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Verizon organizing training for 'iconic pre-order'

updated 12:45 pm EST, Fri January 7, 2011

Timing coincides with alleged iPhone window

Verizon is currently arranging for mandatory, face-to-face training for workers in preparation for an "iconic pre-order," a TiPb source claims. Sessions are expected to run from January 25th to February 4th. The product in question could be the Verizon iPhone, as reports have pointed to a late January/early February vacation freeze, possibly within the narrower window of February 3rd to the 6th.

Dedicated training events are common ahead of iPhone launches at other companies, given the unique requirements of the platform and massive lineups and publicity. The Verizon training could potentially be intended for another product, however, such as the HTC Thunderbolt. The carrier will only so far acknowledge that the Thunderbolt is shipping in the first half of 2011, even though models are on demo at this week's CES in Las Vegas.

by MacNN Staff




  1. VinitaBoy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    To The Site Administrator

    "Verizon organzing training for 'iconic pre-order'"

    "Organzing" is missing an "i." Just a typo. No biggie.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This is all for the Kin2!

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I am a huge Mac fan, and also an Android phone user, and I'm glad this day is finally arriving, so we can move onto the next excuse why iOS is lagging behind.

    I know so many iOS fans, think this move to one additional carrier is going to change the metrics in the worldwide marektshare of the two platforms - and it won't be until after February until you finally figure out that Verizon, though the largest U.S. carrier, they aren't large enough by far, to make that big a difference - the gap is already much larger than the Verizon move can hope to cover.

    Just like iPhone 4 didn't stem the tide. This won't stem the tide.

    What would stem the tide - licensing iOS two years ago. I wish that had happened, but it didn't, so here we are.

    I look forward to February and the rest of the year.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Competition is Good

    Anyone that doesn't think so is not confident in their product.

    ~~Bring it on Fruit-boys~~

  1. macnixer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In another news...

    AT&T today declared a two week paid + perks vacation to all its retail employees. They will be allowed to go to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bali, Siberia,Kenya or wherever they wish to go as long as the location does not have a Verizon or Apple store or reseller.


    This rumor mongering based on vacation plans and intensive training stories do not much hold water. Get some real news...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Finally

    ...and I'm glad this day is finally arriving, so we can move onto the next excuse why iOS is lagging behind.

    iOS is NOT lagging behind. You're just looking at phone sales. Add in all iOS sales and you'll see Apple's in the lead! And even if you just count the phones, remember the only way Android is close s due to their Buy One get 34 free plans they keep offering.

    And there's only one iPhone, and 6500 Android phones, and so it's pretty impressive how well Apple has kept the lead (or pretty sad about Android's offerings). I suggest you compare the iPhone vs. a particular model of phone from a competitor.

    And the iPhone, as you point out, is only on one carrier in the US. Android is on all carriers. It has an unfair advantage. So therefore you shouldn't even count them.

    And Apple isn't interested in being market leader of phone sales. They just want to be known for the best phone, period. And they don't have any desire to get into that low-bracket where no one makes any money. They care about their high margins and delivering they best product to their customers.

    So, there goes your gloating! Please let me know if I missed any good excuses.

  1. itguy05

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The iPhone is not the best phone. It's a very good phone. It looses the feature war with Android. It does do what things it does really well but it is not a standout. I still don't get the iPad - it's nothing special, just a large iPod Touch with all the negatives associated with that platform.

    I used to be an iPhone user and then I got a Droid X. I love the bigger screen, the multitasking, the UI, and the features.

    Maybe iPhone 5 or 6 will get back into the groove that made the iPhone great.

  1. djbeta

    Joined: Dec 1969


    if you don't get the iPad

    Go check out the Korg IMS-20

    Tell me when that is available for Android..

    yes. it may be a specialty item for music producers, but it is one example of software FAR exceeding the capabilities of anything I've seen on Android so far.

  1. facebook_Shani

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    Joined: Feb 2011


    pre-order iphone 4

    your commentverzion iphone will beat AT&T .checkout this review on pre-order verzion iphone 4

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