Verizon, possibly spurred on by the initially positive public reaction to the touchscreen Hub, has decided to ship the next-generation home phone early. Not slated for release until February 1, Verizon’s Hub is already available. The Hub costs $200 after a rebate, and requires a 2-year contract that allows unlimited calling in the United States and Canada for $35 per month. Only one cordless handset is packaged with the device, but additional one’s are available for $80 a piece. An ethernet router with Wi-Fi support can also be purchased separately for a further $70, but any router should work.