Verizon says CDMA iPad on the way

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Well, this certainly has been quite a day for Apple enthusiasts and fanbois alike! 



First, Verizon announced it would begin selling Cupertino's wildly popular iPhone on February 10th. 



Then, the carrier confirmed that a Verizon-enabled, CDMA version of the iPad will hit the streets at some point in the (presumably) near future.

Verizon says CDMA iPad on the wayCurrently, the iPad is only truly compatible with AT&T's 3G wireless network in the US.

However, as AppleInsider’s Katie Marsal points out, Verizon and Apple did team up to bundle a MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot router with the Wi-Fi-only iPad.

Still, the iPad-MiFi package starts at $630 (16GB) - the same price as the 3G-capable hardware which offers direct connectivity to AT&T's network.


It should also be noted that Apple is rumored to be prepping a second-gen iPad which could hit the streets as early as February.

Relevant specs may include:

  • A dual-core ARM processor.
  • USB port. 

  • Larger speaker.
  • Slimmer design.
  • Larger screen size.

My take on it all?

Apple is likely to introduce its second-gen iPad with support for both AT&T and Verizon on launch day.

First-gen owners who want to dump AT&T? Well, you may want upgrade, or make do with a WiFi-only iPad.