Verizon Wireless has announced that it will start selling iPads later this month, AFP reports.
The move brings Apple and Verizon one step closer to their impending partnership as Apple apparently moves toward ending its exclusive arrangement with AT&T for service on Apple’s mobile devices.
Beginning Oct. 28, Verizon shops around the country will sell certain models of Apple’s tablet computers. The company will not yet be selling the iPads with built-in broadband capacity, but rather the models with Wi-Fi Internet capability.
AT&T will begin selling 3G iPad models the same day, the story says, along with Wi-Fi models.
Verizon has said it will offer bundles that match its iPads with Mobile Hotspot devices capable of linking to the Internet via Verizon’s 3G network, the story says.