Verizon Gets Cozier With Apple, Will Sell iPads

Customers can bundle it with MiFi wireless device
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2010 2:05 PM CDT
Verizon announces new iPad deal, threatening AT&T's exclusive iPhone hold
In this April 3, 2010 file photo, people look at the new Apple iPad on the first day of iPad sales at Best Buy in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Verizon delivered a surprise today with the announcement that it would start carrying the iPad in its stores later this month, Electronista reports. An optional deal would bundle the iPad’s standard Wi-Fi model with a Novatel MiFi 2200, allowing users to share a 3G connection with other devices. The move firms up those still unconfirmed reports that Apple will begin offering iPhones on a Verizon plan, ending AT&T’s exclusive hold on the smartphone.
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