Bloomberg is reporting that a new iPad that is fully compatible with Verizon’s CDMA network is soon to follow the recently announced iPhone 4. Here’s an excerpt from the report: Verizon Wireless will sell a version of Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer that can connect directly to its network, posing another challenge to AT&T Inc. […]
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CDMA Compatible iPad Just Around the Corner?

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Bloomberg is reporting that a new iPad that is fully compatible with Verizon’s CDMA network is soon to follow the recently announced iPhone 4.
Here’s an excerpt from the report:

Verizon Wireless will sell a version of Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer that can connect directly to its network, posing another challenge to AT&T Inc. as the carrier’s exclusive hold on the iPhone draws to a close.

Verizon will get an embedded chip in the iPad for use on its network, Francis Shammo, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc., the parent of the wireless unit, said today in an interview in New York. IPad users currently need an extra device to connect to Verizon’s network. Shammo declined to say when the change may happen.

This is the first we’ve heard of a true CDMA iPad coming to Verizon since late last month. That report had claimed that the next generation iPad will come in three models, a Wi-Fi, UMTS/AT&T 3G, and a CDMA/Verizon 3G model.

Of course, Verizon has been carrying the iPad in their retail stores since October of last year. The exception being that they only carry the Wi-Fi iPad models bundled with the company’s MiFi mobile hotspot devices.

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