Those looking to get their hands on the Verizon iPhone in stores tomorrow will have another place to go.
Big-box retailer Wal-Mart announced today that it will be carrying the Verizon iPhone in approximately 600 of its stores starting tomorrow. Wal-Mart will be selling the 16GB model for $199 and the 32GB offering for $299 with a two-year contract--the same price offered through Verizon and Apple.
By bringing the Verizon iPhone to its stores, Wal-Mart will round out a selection of smartphones it currently sells, including the Motorola Droid X, the HTC Droid Incredible, and the HTC Evo 4G, among many others. Wal-Mart also sells the iPhone 4 running on AT&T's network in some of its stores around the U.S.
The Verizon iPhone was unveiled last month at a special event. Verizon allowed existing customers to preorder the device last week, but suspended preorders after supplies were exhausted. The carrier said in a statement following that decision that the company sold enough iPhone units in two hours to best sales on any other device's launch day.
Customers who pre-ordered the iPhone before the cut-off started receiving the smartphone earlier this week, ahead of its official February 10 release date.
Wal-Mart won't be the only third-party retailer selling the Verizon iPhone. Best Buy announced last week that it would be carrying the device in its stores, as well.