Radio Shack promised they would begin selling Verizon devices in mid-September, and now they have picked a great device to kickoff their Verizon Wireless partnership: the Verizon iPhone 4. Radio Shack will begin carrying the 16GB and 32GB (some locations) models (possibly only in black) of the Verizon iPhone 4 on September 15th, just a couple of weeks before the launch of the iPhone 5. Some Radio Shack locations will also get the Verizon iPad 2.
To us, the timing seems a bit odd. When Apple released the 8GB version of the iPhone 3GS alongside the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4, they immediately removed the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3GS models from the iPhone lineup. If Radio Shack landing the 16GB and 32GB Verizon iPhone 4 has anything to do with Apple’s future iPhone plans – which may seem unlikely to some – we’re not too sure what to think about the 8GB iPhone 4 rumor.
For those interested in Android, we’ve posted the rest of Radio Shack’s initial Verizon device lineup at 9to5Google.com