The Verizon iPhone launch is set for February 10, and it seems that Apple has already released a version of iOS 4.2.6. It’s likely for reviewers to play around with and test out before the launch.
Those who want to check it out can download it here (dl will begin automatically). It’s a minor update to the version that was shown at the device’s unveiling on January 11 (which was iOS 4.2.5). The 652MB download is designed for the CDMA device.
The next major update of iOS will be version 4.3, which will include the updates that add gesture-based commands to the iPad.