The iPhone's not the only thing going Verizon, apparently. In an interview with Bloomberg, Verizon CFO Francis Shammo said that a CDMA-compatible iPad would also make its way to the carrier.
It's not as if the iPad and Verizon are strange bedfellows -- the carrier has been selling Apple's tablet since October of last year. But since it couldn't sell the current 3G version of the iPad -- which is compatible only with AT&T's network -- Verizon instead bundled the Wi-Fi version of the device with its MiFi portable hot spot. The MiFi allows users to get share a 3G connection via Wi-Fi with up to five devices -- just like the hotspot functionality that Verizon announced for the iPhone 4 on Tuesday.
[ iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android? Whatever handheld you use or manage, turn to InfoWorld for the latest developments. Subscribe to InfoWorld's Mobilize newsletter today. ]
Shammo gave no further information as to when a Verizon iPad would arrive, nor what Verizon might charge for service. The company currently offers no-contract 3G data plans for its iPad and MiFi bundle, starting at $20 per month for 1GB of data; AT&T, meanwhile, charges $25 per month for 2GB of data or $15 per month for 250MB.
Apple announced the current versions of iPad in January of last year, but didn't ship them until April, suggesting that a new model might appear sometime this spring.
This story, "Verizon executive says CDMA iPad coming" was originally published by Macworld.