Looks like Verizon is going to start selling the iPad sooner than it is going to be selling the iPhone which has been talked about for so long, however; there is a catch with the iPad sales. Verizon iPads are only the WiFi version but they are bundling the iPad with their MiFi mobile hotspot. Here are details from the press release:
Thursday, October 28. Verizon Wireless will offer three bundles, all featuring an iPad Wi-Fi model and a Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, for a suggested retail price of $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 16GB + MiFi, $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 32GB + MiFi and $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 64GB + MiFi. Verizon Wireless is offering a monthly access plan to iPad customers of up to 1GB of data for just $20 a month
Also the MiFi only has a 4 hour battery life and the iPad has a 10 hour battery life that means you do not have a data connection for 6 hours if you are not near any WiFi connections. (Thanks David K)
To be honest those prices seem a little too high at $200 more than regular retail for a WiFi iPad. For those who don’t know about the MiFi here are more details on it. I would just use my WiFi hotsopt on my phone. I don’t see anyone really buying such a bundle for such a high price. How many of you would buy this bundle package? Let us know in the comments.
Edit: I made a mistake it is not $200 more but about $130 but even that is high considering MiFi are actually being given away for free with a contract obviously. Thanks Joshua.