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Walmart To Offer Verizon iPhone 4

US retail giant Walmart has announced that it will be stocking the Verizon iPhone 4 and all related accessories, such as cases, car chargers and hands-free sets, from Thursday.

The company, which now joins rival BestBuy in offering the iPhone, said that the device will be available in almost 600 Walmart stores across the US.

Gary Severson, senior vice president of Home Entertainment for Walmart U.S, said in a statement: “We're excited to bring iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, one the most anticipated mobile phone launches in recent history, to Walmart customers.”

Walmart, which already offers the AT&T iPhone, said that it had enhanced its smartphone portfolio by more than 20 new models to better cater to consumer demand, including the new Verizon iPhone.

On launch day, Apple and Verizon Wireless are both planning to open their stores early at 7am and have already started accepting pre-orders from their websites.