The tablet computer will be available through Verizon Wireless retail stores.
Of course, this iPad will only accommodate Wi-Fi Internet access, since Apples 3G chip doesnt work with Verizons CDMA network. Verizons consolation prize is to offer a Verizon MiFi 2200 portable hot spot with its iPads, with package prices starting at $630, for the 16GB iPad plus MiFi, and going up to $830 for the 64GB iPad plus MiFi.
But mobile rival AT&T Inc. made sure to get its own punch in, the same day that Verizon likely thought it had a coup. Alas, Verizon, nope. AT&T announced on Thursday itll start selling the Wi-Fi and 3G edition of the Apple iPad, through its retail stores.
The Verizon and AT&T news is nothing but good for Apple, which even has big box stores Target and Walmart pushing the iPad. For AT&T, though, the expansion through Verizon means the loss of its exclusive grip on Apple mobile devices in the United States. Could this mean the iPhone really is coming to Verizon?