Verizon Gets Cozier With Apple, Will Sell iPads
Customers can bundle it with MiFi wireless device
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2010 2:05 PM CDT
In this April 3, 2010 file photo, people look at the new Apple iPad on the first day of iPad sales at Best Buy in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

(Newser) – Verizon delivered a surprise today with the announcement that it would start carrying the iPad in its stores later this month, Electronista reports. An optional deal would bundle the iPad’s standard Wi-Fi model with a Novatel MiFi 2200, allowing users to share a 3G connection with other devices. The move firms up those still unconfirmed reports that Apple will begin offering iPhones on a Verizon plan, ending AT&T’s exclusive hold on the smartphone.