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AT&T Smokes Verizon's iPhone: Study



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    SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 07: An Apple employee demonstrates "Face Time" on the new iPhone 4 at the 2010 Apple World Wide Developers conference June 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicked off their annual WWDC with the announcement of the new iPhone 4. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Granted, the entire Metricon Wireless report is $4,950, so we're trusting the Associated Press for the most part on this one; however, Metrico has a few bullet summation points that may shock, dismay or bemuse the handheld-devide lover in your life.

    -- AT&T mean download time is twice as fast as Verizon's on their respective iPhone 4 models. Web pages loaded at about the same rate, though.

    -- AT&T completed about 10 percent more download sessions than Verizon's.

    -- AT&T Bluetooth was less clear than BlackBerry Torch and Curve

    -- AT&T did not fare as well in call perfomance (faux gasp here) as the Samsung Captivate or HTC Aria.

    -- Verizon iPhone is near the top in noise cancellation and about the same as Motorola Droid X and LG Ally.

    -- Verizon is not only slower in download speed, it is also slower than other phone models on its own network. (That's gotta sting for those that paid AT&T cancellations.)

    The AP article from Peter Svensson is here.