Small crowds greet Verizon's iPhone

About 10-15 people waited in front of the Verizon Wireless store in the Northfield Stapleton shopping area of Denver this morning.After months of anticipation, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) finally started selling Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4 in retail stores today, ending AT&T Mobility's (NYSE:T) three-year exclusivity on the popular smartphone. Article. In Denver, where temperatures were in the single digits, only a handful of people stood outside the Verizon Wireless store in the Northfield Stapleton shopping area just minutes before the 7 a.m. store opening. While they waited, Verizon employees used the time to talk to them about the iPhone 4's capabilities. Some analysts predict that Verizon will sell 2 million or more iPhones this quarter. Craig Moffett, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., told Bloomberg that the threat of losing customers to Verizon may cause AT&T to increase its subsidies on its devices, which in turn may force other carriers to do the same. Article

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