Analyst Claims That Apple Tablet Will Feature Verizon 3G Support

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Date: Thursday, January 7th, 2010, 07:16
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Apple’s long-awaited tablet device will reportedly incorporate access to Verizon’s 3G network to connect to the Internet if a WiFi network is unavailable according to Broadpoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall in a recent ComputerWorld article. The analyst went on to state that the “tablet will have both WiFi and wireless connectivity and will be available at multiple wireless carriers, including Verizon.”

His assessment is based in part to unnamed sources familiar with the device.

Marshall then went on to concur with recent reports that content will be key for Apple, and the device will be an Ebook reader, a TV viewer, “and more.”

If Apple offers the device through multiple carriers for 3G data, it would be a departure from the strategy the company has heretofore employed for the iPhone, which is limited to one carrier in most markets around the globe. A partnership with Verizon would lend significant credence to reports that Apple and Verizon were in negotiations for an iPhone deal, with the tablet subbing out for the iPhone.

Until then, we’ve got 20 more days until the January 27th media event where the tablet will hopefully be introduced. And if you can’t wait that long, we’ll just pull the car over at the next rest stop so you can get yourself together.

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2 Responses to “Analyst Claims That Apple Tablet Will Feature Verizon 3G Support”

  1. I can wait longer than that. It seems to take Apple three interations of hardware and software to get the bugs out and I wonder how many hyper-ventilating fan boys remember early price drop on the iPhone. Then there’s the matter of content and carrier costs. How long until Verizon sounds like ATT saying there would be plenty of overpriced bandwidth if you’d only stop using it. If you need shiny, Steve stuff bragging rights that bad, be my guest.

  2. Well, this discovery give a very good thing for the fact that this can modify and make thing more easier in connection with phones and through Internet. I am thinking anf searching for devices like this one. Although, unlike soap operas, The Simpsons have been worth the extra cash to keep going, not only because the show is so entertaining, but because it’s also a quality show. Honestly – the writing is better than Saturday Night Live. (SNL has been horrible since the 90s – admit it.) It’s probably also the most realistic portrayal of actual family life on TV. Cheers to them – let’s hope there’s another 20 years left in the tank. =-O 😀