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Posted at 8:27 AM ET, 02/10/2011

Verizon iPhone in stores today

By Hayley Tsukayama

The Verizon iPhone went on sale at 7 a.m. today, nationwide. Verizon employees handed out handwarmers and hats to customers waiting in line for the new version of the iPhone 4.

Tweets indicated that while some Maryland and Virginia stores were crowded, stores in Washington were not nearly as slammed. A picture snapped by a man who tweeted that he was the first one to buy an iPhone from Georgetown's Apple store shows no crowds or lines at all.

First Verizon iPhone at the Georgetown Apple Store! Feel the cheer! than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

On the other hand, check out this tweet from a woman in Baltimore, who said she waited in line with about 50 people:

Verizon is giving out handwarmers and hats for people waiting in line outside. letting people into the store in waves. #iphoneless than a minute ago via OpenBeak

Business Insider has a photo gallery of iPhone lines across the country, which includes a picture of the store in Reston -- with no line in sight.

Verizon offered the phone for pre-sale online Feb. 3 and announced it broke its first-day sales record within two hours. Phil Cusick, an analyst from J.P. Morgan, estimated that the company sold 500,000 phones in its pre-release.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 10, 2011; 8:27 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile  
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FIRST! Suckers.

Posted by: bryan2369 | February 10, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

You said it, it is a $4 dollar piece of garbage made by the communist's slaves. Sold to the imbeciles of America.

Posted by: urscrewed | February 10, 2011 10:32 AM | Report abuse

No LTE, no sale here.

I wonder how these early adopters are going to feel when the LTE iPhone is released?

Posted by: ingod | February 10, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

You have been a long-time Apple aficionado, Rob. Tell me, will you be getting the new Verizon iPhone?

Posted by: captainpippi | February 10, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

fedex brought mine on monday. so far so good, mostly.

what i've heard of planned iphone5 upgrades don't interest me enough to hold out... i was due for an upgrade anyway so the investment wasn't excessive.

Posted by: stoat1 | February 10, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I wanted a Verizon iPhone for a long time, but it never happened. Last summer I got a DROID and I'm very happy with it. Not gonna change now.

Posted by: GenuineRisk | February 10, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NVRHME | February 10, 2011 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I am indeed one of the loyal Verizon customers that have been waiting and waiting for the Verizon iPhone release - but now that it's arrived, I'm still disappointed. The ability to talk and surf at the same time is a BIG deal for me (a feature the new Verizon iPhone lacks). To Verizon - my loyalty remains, but note that I am running out of patience.

Nan King
Email Marketing Company

Posted by: Nan_King | February 10, 2011 5:12 PM | Report abuse

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