Verizon iPhone: Stop me if you've heard this one before

We're not even two weeks into the new year and we've already enjoyed our first completely overhyped story of 2011: .

Yesterday the Web was agog over the entirely unsurprising news that Verizon will soon be selling a CDMA version of the Jesus phone. Literally thousands of stories, six of the top ten Google trending topics, and later ...

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Sorry, I just lapsed into a coma. What was I saying again? Oh yeah, the Verizon iPhone, a six-month-old phone that won't do some of the things the current iPhone 4 does (like simultaneous voice and data) but will do some of the things it won't (create instant Wi-Fi hotspots).

And oh yeah: If you desperately crave an iPhone you no longer have to deal with AT&T. For some folks, that was a deal breaker. (But miraculous and life-changing? .)

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart was so thrilled with the news he devoted a 7-minute segment to it, during which he trashed AT&T as thoroughly as humanly possible about its inability to make phone calls in New York, one of AT&T's more notoriously oversubscribed areas. .