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Verizon Getting the iPad on October 28th

This announcement is a sign of things to come, hopefully.  Now that Verizon and Apple have finally established a relationship together, it opens up the doors for the iPhone to join its big brother.  The Wi-Fi only iPad will hit Verizon store shelves on 10/28 with a free Mi-Fi dongle to provide 3G access, and will retail for the same price as the AT&T 3G models.  The reason for this is because Verizon uses a different 3G network than AT&T.  I’m still going to hold out on the iPad because I know the 2nd generation will be much improved, but this news is huge regardless.

It’s only a matter of time now before the iPhone is unshackled from AT&T.  Some insiders are speculating that this could happen during the first quarter of 2011.  I’m skeptical of that because of the 2012 deal Apple has with AT&T, but in this day and age you can get out of any contract with a good lawyer and some cash.  Stay tuned for further Verizon/Apple news.  You’ve been getting closer and closer to having an Apple device on a good network…
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.