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Verizon has just announced that the pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone -- in just the 2 hours between 3am and 5am -- resulted in the most successful first day sales in the company's history.

"This was an exciting day," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. "In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer – designed to reward them for their loyalty.

"I am proud of our employees who worked tirelessly to strengthen and scale our systems, enabling unprecedented customer orders through our website. Overall, it was a very good day," he added.

Mead also said customers will have another opportunity at being among the nation's first to own an iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network.

"Yesterday's launch set the pace for next week when we open up sales to everyone across America."

This for a phone that's already been on the market for 7 months.

Again, anyone care to guess at the sales figures for this launch? I was guessing over a million. Now I'm guessing close to 2. Were you one of them?

[Yahoo News]