Pretty much since the iPhone was released four g’s ago people have been praying to the tech gods that Apple would drop it’s exclusive relationship with AT&T and hook up with a carrier that’s actually capable of handling things like phone calls and messages (e.g. Verizon). Well it looks like we may be one step closer to seeing these two behemoths finally get it on.
Apple announced on its website this morning that Verizon will start selling the iPad with MiFi, alas they won’t be getting the 3G versions of the iPad, not yet anyway.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Verizon Wireless to get iPad into the hands of even more customers this holiday season,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before, and together with Verizon Wireless we’re offering an easy way to stay connected wherever you go.”
Who knows, maybe Verizon can use this initial deal to get Steve Jobs drunk and get their hands on his beloved iPhone, which is already rumored to be coming to the Verizon network sometime in the first quarter of 2011.