Verizon to get the Apple Tablet in March?

Verizon to get the Apple Tablet in March?
Here's something that is a bit of a surprise. According to TheStreet.com, Apple will be introducing their new Tablet next week (which was expected) but plan to launch it on Verizon Wireless this March, not AT&T. The Tablet (or iTablet as it might be called) will feature a Qualcomm CMDA/EVDO/Wi-Fi chipset for data (though we'd like to see it 4G LTE ready), ARM Cortex (8) processor and memory from Samsung, and Apple will enhance the video and graphic capabilities of the Cortex with the help of semiconductor company PA Semi. The Tablet is expect to sell for $800 (full retail), though Verizon is expected to have a $200 subsidy when purchased under a contract, and there may even be a mail-in-rebate. So the final price could be $500-600 with a 2-year data contract, though the unlimited data will run you $60 per month. We'll keep you posted with any updates from the Apple event next week.

source: TheStreet.com via BGR



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50 Comments

1. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA the plot thickens!

36. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

lol. Using a netbook would be so much easier AND affordable. This thing can't make calls so its strictly data usage. Can u say EXPENSIVE! Sales of this device won't be high like the iphone's but on an individual basis. I can't see alot of people walking around with this. Good luck Verizon

2. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

WANT!

33. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Really? Even if it comes on Verizon with an implied $60/month unlimited data pricetag? Too rich for me.

3. JeffdaBeat unregistered

...I dunno...I have never really been a fan of tablets. Mostly because I look at the iPhone and just think about how much it would suck if I dropped it. The last thing I need is a 10" version of it.

4. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

so true man, so true

13. dhaoracle

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahaha

19. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Haha, your comment was quite funny. I chuckled a bit! :]

5. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

First off EV-DO is CDMA's version of 3G and that's the only type of support a tablet would need besides WI-FI. Secondly I seriously doubt this beautiful peace of work ( even though I'm not going to buy it ) would ever grace Verizon's network especially when they acted like such childs and were crying that the iPhone wasn't good. Thirdly it would just go to show that even Verizon will shove their own words up their ass just to get a piece of Apple equipment on their network. They looked like goons with that Droid commercial. Apple > Google.

6. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

They didnt want the iphone because it was bad, they didn't want the iphone because Apple wanted to much out of the deal and verizon wasn't willing to sell the farm to have the phone like ATT did. they build there network instead and now can support anything apple wants to throw at them.

8. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Amen preace it while ATT is suffering for having the best phone that can't support all the users data that use the phone lol

10. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Oh my God, please stop this. Verizon is not your friend. Verizon is a company that only wants your money. Stop acting as though any of these cellular companies give a crap about you... That being said, Verizon has not been challenged with the amount of data that AT&T has seen with the iPhone. Verizon does have a larger 3G network, but remember that spotty AT&T map covers 75% of the population. It's not the size of the network, it's the concentration of people that kills AT&T. Verizon would suffer just like AT&T in those areas if they didn't update their network capacity. But we will never know that...

14. dhaoracle

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

WRONG and you know it more and more subscriber with verizon and you know it.

18. youLOSTtoAGAIN

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Verizon never "cried" the iPhone wasn't good. They always knew, and still know how instrumental a device it is. Logistics regarding control over critical items like product control, testing, marketing ultimately doomed the first VZW/Apple dance. Lastly, regarding the now imfamous "Droid" commercial, it was made by Motorola. That was more Motorola poking jabs at Apple, than Verizon poking at Apple. With 2010 being arguably one of the most important years in wireless history, why would Verizon purposely damage it's growth with Apple?

20. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

Jeff, wtf are you talking about? verizon has more coverage AND more customers. AT&T has the iphone supposedly "eating up" all 3g service, but do you forget that just because verizon doesnt have the iphone doesnt mean that it has no smart phones? i definitely dont know the number, but im pretty sure there are more phones using 3g services on verizon than AT&T, even though they got the iphone

21. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

I think Verizon has the greatest number of blackberry devices out of any carrier. And they use just as much data

24. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

ROTFLMAO @ all the misinformed misanthropes. 1) VZW liked the iPhone, they just hated the revenue sharing scheme Apple wanted to force on them. 2) Saying VZW has a larger 3G network than AT&T is an understatement, it's truly more inmense in coverage. 3) AT&T does have coverage where the people are, they just don't have the capacity to handle all the bandwith used. 4) VZW does have the capacity and has proved it in the last 4 months with the launch of many many many data intensive phones. Seriously folks ... if you're going to be a hater ... be an informed hater ... at least that makes the discussions worthwile.

25. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Thats a great point. You could have a cell company with a 3G map which covers all of Antarctica (nearing twice the sq. mileage of the US) who has the "largest 3G network in the world" or a company whose 3G coverage only covers New York City. It is only an issue to those slow, and there are many of them, fools in the US who see all that red and apparently think "oh thank god VZW covers South Dakota even though I've never been there and have no intentions of changing that fact. It's just nice to know I have it!!" So please continue bragging about your extensive Idaho coverage and converting people who aren't to smart enough to figure out the spelling difference between "soap" and "soup". I'm just going to continue lobbying for passing a test to have children and euthanasia for humans which, I think, will cut your customer base in half.

26. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

What good is your pin point accurate (ha) coverage when enough of your own customers can't use it to the point they organize network crippling parties? lol

27. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Care to be a bit more specific?

28. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

- "ROTFLMAO" and "Misanthropes" shouldn't be used in the same post. Especially if you are trying to sound smart, which clearly you are. - Type: Its "Immense" not "Inmense" - Try google, I'm sure you are familiar with it given the 10 minutes you spent looking up "Misanthropes"

29. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I don't care if VZW cares about me. I care that I am getting great coverage, blazing speeds, and good devices. I am the only one with data in a family plan and our price a month is only 180.

35. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

>>>>Also ATT uses a different wavelength that doesn't penetrate as well in dense areas like NYC. Verizon's choice of technology should slightly help users 3g data experiance over ATT even though ATT has higher theoretical 3G data throughput speeds. iPhone users supposedly account for more cell phone inernet page hits, but all the data I have seen on it counts the phone model and which skews the page hit count toward Apple iPhone and ATT. If you add up all the Blackberry phone model page hit counts, what percentage of cell phone internet traffic would that account for and how would it compare with Apple? I haven't seen any data to this effect to compare oranges to oranges let alone carrier to carrier as sleepyjohny points out. >>>>youLOSTtoAGAIN: Verizon did trash the iPhone [witness the island of misfit toys commercial which bashes the iPhone as much as ATT 3G data covereagehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O30bXECD36I] , but only because it makes good business sense. I agree with you there JeffdaBeat. I agree with youLOSTtoAGAIN that Verizon is a giant dictator and so is Steve Jobs/Apple. It is not surprising that they could not reach terms for the iPhone on Verizon and that the iPhone landed on ATT where Apple has a much sweeter deal than any previous phone manufacturer does and ATT as the Carrier did not make out nearly as well as is the norm as Legacystar points out.. As soon as ATT loses exclusivity on the iphone in the US, Verizon or another carrier will most likely offer it and begin lauding the phone and bragging how much better the experience will be for the users on thier network [debatable]; because it makes good business sense.

38. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

LOL. Not that I really care but AT&T does. I don't know if you know the difference between CDMA or GSM but BlackBerry always seems to put better ones on GSM networks since their the more widely used.

39. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Not actually there isn't more people using 3G on Verizon than AT&T. There was an article awhile back stating that. That's why with the lunch of Droid and the mandatory fee of $9.99 on "multimedia phones" Verizon hopes to get people wanting to use their 3G.

40. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Verizon did build an impressive network but it is still CDMA based.

43. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

Actually, you should really research. Verizon has more BlackBerry users than any other wireless carrier, including ATT and they sell more BlackBerry phones than any other carrier, including ATT. Also, CDMA is a better quality technology for data usage than GSM, albeit a slightly slower one. CDMA is designed to cover wider areas with more penetration while using less bandwidth, so it can handle more network capacity per square kilometer than GSM. GSM is 10-20% more faster and lets users use voice and data simultaneously, and it is cheaper to build out, which is why it became popular around the world.

45. bubbasixx

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Who brought in the English major?

47. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Only?

7. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Watch VZW's attitude change that bullshit posts by workers on these sites change. Watch them suddenly forget about a Droid. It won't steal iPhone customer, but it is one step closer for iPhone 2. However, that $60 data is crazy as hell. VZW and their pricning is clearly one to see how much they can get for it. The iPhone is a phone, this tablet is a computer - that's why it's $60. Some may not want it in a network, so I expect strong individual sales.

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