While not the smoking gun guaranteeing the Apple iPhone's imminent arrival at Verizon
, the announcement that the wireless carrier will carry the hit media consumption device starting Oct. 28 (along with perennial rival AT&T
) is another huge sign something
And before you ask, no, there's no CDMA version of the iPad
. Big Red will only be carrying Wi-Fi iPads. But they will be bundled with its MiFi 3G portable hotspots at what seems to be an iPad-specific rate plan of $20 a month for 1GB of data.
The bundles will be priced at $629.99 for the 16GB iPad, $729.99 for the 32GB model and $829.99 for the 64GB. AT&T will of course have access to the 3G models of the iPad.
It's a wash as far as pricing goes. But even though the Wi-Fi-only models lack the GPS module present in the 3gs, the MiFi you get from Verizon can pump data to up to four other devices besides your shiny new tablet.