Verizon announces iPad with built-in cellular access
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Global broadband and telecommunications company Verizon Communications Inc. went official with its plans to equip the company’s line-up with a version of the iPad with built-in cellular access. This was revealed in a talk by Verizon CFO Francis Shammo. However it was not revealed by the top honcho as to whether the device would use EVDO-based 3G or support 4G over LTE. Leaks from insiders have claimed that the Verizon iPad might be available in around two months time, and will be available for purchase as an EVDO model, separate from the HSPA version for most carriers.
If things come through as expected, Verizon users can vastly benefit by an option of prepaid access as followed by AT&T where customers are required to pay for the service only as they need it, as opposed to the system in place as of now wherein after purchasing an iPad from Verizon, customers have to undergo the added inconvenience of buying the iPad attached to a MiFi router with a recurring although contract-free, data plan.
Users can also enjoy sharing of connections with smartphones, computers and other nearby devices on account of the new introduction of mobile hotspot creation in iOS 4.2.5, which empowers the iPad to have its self sharing controls in place.