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Verizon Announces iPad, Launching with MiFi October 28th

That’s not a joke.  You can see Verizon’s teaser site for it right here.

I guess, so much for the Galaxy Tab ever becoming a big seller?  While I think anyone with any amount of brain matter can realize instantly that the Samsung Tab is by far the more superior device, it doesn’t have the name or release date yet to compete with the i*ad.  Not really the start we were all hoping for from the Android tablet world.

Let me just remind you that this is NOT a CDMA i*ad, so don’t start running around going “The i*hone is coming too!”  Just wi-fi and MiFi here people.  And yikes, holy pricing.

Update:  Now that I’ve actually been awake for more than 10 minutes, can I just say, “Who cares?”  This really isn’t any different than someone walking into an Apple store, buying an i*ad and then walking back down to Verizon to purchase a MiFi unit separately.  The only thing here is that you can do both in one store.  And so everyone knows, you will apparently be able to do this in AT&T stores too.  While it’s still annoying for the Android world that Verizon would do this 2-3 weeks before the release of the first major tablet, it really means nothing.

Update 2:  I understand that this means Verizon and Apple have formed a relationship and I guess I’m just not that surprised by it.  The only thing that irks me about this is the timing just before the Galaxy Tab comes out.

Let’s just open this up for some thoughts…

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • Youdoneyo69

    I will never buy anything that Apple makes plain and simple. I think Verizon is really effing over all the phone companies ( Motorola, HTC and Samsung) who have helped them make slot of money in the past year

  • Chris Nimon
  • Michael

    I get why Android owners are feeling threatened. It's cause of the availability of having the option to switch and give into the irresistible delight of the iPhone , breaking the oath of being sworn, loyal Android phone user!

  • Jerryarose

    Unfortunately, Droid is marketed to a lower class society, I.e. teens and middle class beings. The iPad will fill the empty void for finer folks. As where this useless device, Samsung tablet thing will, well be for the peasants. Cheers. By Christmas Big red will have real droids that jerk you off any how, they pop em out every month seems like. Just calls em likes I see em. Please don't waste your time with a digital Cut down. I always win and have the last say.

  • Tristan Long22

    It is because of this article that I am removing this site from my bookmarks…ON MY MAC. I admit, I own a Droid…and I hate it. Its a worthless piece of crap and Im not the only one saying that it is.
    And before anyone starts commenting with *pple *sshole comments, I only checked this site for news on Android software updates, not to listen to some whiney bitch of a webmaster, who like some hardcore Apple fanboys, have their head so far up there ass that they cant see past their own ignorance.
    Just watch how many people switch from “superior” Android system to the iPhone in January…just watch.

  • THIS IS MICHAEL THE GUEST:

    “omg im so gay, their is very little “common sense” on droid-life, blah blah blah i like ponies, i like going on droid-life to reply to every comment about my so called “maturity” about Android and iphone, i own a droid but i like my little square toy with colorful squares stuck on my screen with NO customization, widgets, multitasking, flash, interchangeable batteries or memory, background and is restricted to things a droid can do stock, and i think justin beiber is sooo cute. PONIES PONIES PONIES!!!!”

    dude get off droid-life and go listen to big time rush on your pink ipod! you are sooo annoying!

    • Atavanhalen23

      hahahahaha! “ponies, ponies, ponies”

      Michael is being a real turd though. why is he even on here?

    • Djones405

      thank you dude! Michael STOP TROLLING!!!

  • LIKE!! Apparently when you buy the ipad and mi-fi together from Verizon there is no contract involved when you buy the data plan. So that is the advantage. It shouldn't bother anyone that people on this website talk trash about Apple because they do the same thing on the Apple boards about Android.

    I do agree that this is awkward with the imminent launch of the Tab but love companies that supposedly hate each other (ie Verizon and Apple) coming together.

    CRTechGuy
    http://www.CRTechnology.blogspot.com

  • Michael

    HAHAHAHAHAHA people posting their comments about this is so entertaining! It's as if so called, loyal Android owners are shaking in their boots! “I think im gonna throw up, VZW is a sellout, Is this really happening? HAHAHHAHA

  • Hjevetts

    Gay

  • Michael

    Ah so it begins…. next up iPhone baby! woohoo!

  • I have really never understood the appeal of the iPad. An iPhone with less connectivity? What exactly is the selling point for these things?

  • The_Other_Ray

    can't you just wifi tether this to a rooted droid?

  • Perfectparadox3

    Ok as a droid x owner I am vested in the android platform, one that I have been thoroughly enjoying for the past couple months…before I got the X I was a dumb phone ipod touch owner and have owned an ipod since the first clickwheel. I don't hate apple. I actually think they influence trends in tech way more than ppl give them credit for…sure they are pompus sometimes but their products imo innovate…ipods brought the mp3 player to the mass market and made them more popular than any of the other pmps on the market could have. The iphone was the first phone to successfully combine pmp and smarthones into one complete package…before that phones had those proprietary headphone jacks unless you had a blackberry…the galaxy tab? Moto tab? it seems like everyone is scrambling to compete in the tablet wars after the ipad was introduced…manufacturers considered tablets a niche market that wasnt viable, now all the sudden “we gotta get this tablet out stat.” Apple made tablets a vuable market with the introduction of the ipad and without it don't think other companies would have tried to introduce a tablet. I know I'll get flamed but the release of the ipad is the only reason we are seeing manufacturers wanting to release tablets…like it or not apple does set trends and I like to give credit were credit is due

    Sent via DROID X

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    • Michael

      Couldn't agree more. Glad to know you're another person in here that has common sense, which is hard to find.

      • Michael

        Dislike “Dislike” anything clever to say other than this?

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          • Michael

            thought so, you proved my point. you don't have anything better to say.

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  • meh. I do that now with tethering to my DROID X. Came in real handy on Sunday night while stuck in traffic… Netflix kept the wife entertained and quiet while I suffered in silence. I like iPad because it's not pretending to be something more than it is… an overgrown iPod. iPhone is something altogether different IMHO as it tries to be an iPod and more while also being a really crummy phone. I love Apple products but the iPhone and Apple's rather closed development environment for it have always been lost on me… not when there are a couple other smartphone platforms out there that don't try to be everything in one but allow the users to customize it to suit their tastes/needs. I think that's why I am so smitten with Android now… it really is an open platform and seeing how involved the user community is in developing for it, I feel as though I have a piece of hardware that can do whatever I want it to do – and not be bound by a bunch of fluff or eye candy. That's just my opinion… not saying I'm right but that's how I feel.

    VZW is smart to do this since it helps them move more MiFis and maybe it helps them see what it's like to deal with Apple as a supplier, not to mention iPad is a pretty damn hot commodity now and if it can help them sell more mobile wi-fi units, then that's super for them I guess.

  • sylent101

    Did you guys really NOT expect this from Verizon? They've always been like this.. they go where the money is.

  • The_Other_Ray

    I just threw up in chris nimon's mouth.

    • Chris Nimon

      Dude, did you have waffles for breakfast lol

  • Droid Life Community. Just remember when u pass a IPad in in the near future…

    http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u247/bcornea81/IMG_20100827_151822.jpg

  • StingRay

    What this really means is that Samsung, Motorola, and others need to get off their asses and get in the game! No excuse for not having a legitimate Android pad on the market yet!

  • Teabling

    For everyone freaking out thinking this will bring the i*hone, here's the commercial you'll see on TV. “Buy an i*ad and get a FREE mifi with 2 year activation”. VZW is trying to sell more 3G data plans (at $60 each) before LTE comes out and kills the gravy revenue source. It's a smart move really, they have one hell of a think-tank on the payroll. (I'm not saying the i*hone isn't coming, only that this isn't the neon sign saying so.)

  • Chris Nimon

    I just threw up in my wife's, never mind 😛

  • As great as the hardware may be it wont matter because content is KING. And no matter how much support we have for Android, Apple still has greater apps which is really all that matters to most.

    • as i said to the other guy below:

      “are you serious? apps?

      lol what did i expect from a person that thinks like iOS… (fancy apps, and animations. lacking performance skills and customization.)”

    • Michael

      Thank you. well put!

  • Novalok

    Why so negitive, we all know android will still be developed and that for the guys that want it(us) will get it. The way I see it is verizon want to take down at&t and this is a few nails in that coffin

    • CIFchamp24

      Amen to that. Do we really care if Samsung makes all kinds of money on this tablet? They aren't going to shut down production because of this announcement. Isn't the Stingray a little more important to us anyway?

  • fred114

    $20 for 1 GB. What would I do for the other 29 days of the month? And the prices set on the device, jeez, I would be able to buy a decked out laptop and save money. No thanks.

  • Lucas

    I know this is a pro-Droid forum and all but seriously, some of you guys act like this is the end of the world for Android. I think not…if anything, this will help to get some of these Android tablets out sooner and available to all carriers…seriously, you guys had to have known this was coming….Apple will need VZW and other carriers to compete with the Android explosion. Apple can't just depend on at&t on selling their products anymore…apple needs VZW, not the other way around. VZW is in it for the money, period. So is Apple. It's just a smart business decision by both companies and in the end, the consumer will win.

  • Dan~O

    I just feel dirty

    • Michael

      go wash yourself, ewww!

    • Michael

      go wash yourself, ewww!

  • Hutj22

    Why does android always follow iPhone and ipad. Why don't they want to be first.

    • u make absolutely no sense… please… just shutty.

  • Jasonw.s.

    Its crazy, but just seeing this Verizon add with a CrApple device in it actually made my stomach turn. Its hard to explain, but the feeling is like seeing your ex-girlfriend out in public with “that A-hole” from high school that you just never liked. Anybody else feel what im sayin?

    • CIFchamp24

      That's not slightly dramatic?

  • cjohnson481

    kellex, there is a huge difference in getting it at a vzw store vs buying the ipad at the apple store then going to get the mifi. when you buy it bundled through vzw, you have the choice of plans you can go on for the mifi – $20 for 1 gig, $35 for 3 gig or $50 for 5 gig and dont have to sign a contract on the mifi.. if you bought the ipad, then went to vzw for a mifi, you can only go on $40 for 250 mb or $60 for 5 gig and you have to sign a 1 or 2 year agreement for the mifi.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/ipad_faq.jsp

    • I'm just guessing here, but I think he meant “What's the difference?” from a philosophical point of view and from not being an A*ple fan.

      • Anonymous

        his line from update 1 was that it was no different from getting it at an apple store vs getting it at a vzw store.

  • Kingsfan3344

    stupid, stupid vzw

  • banditball

    Its like a disease that keeps spreading….

  • M1ghtysauc3

    This feels like that time I went down on my sister. I mean, um……

    • wow….?….?…o_O

    • Michael

      you still do don’t you?

    • Michael

      you still do don’t you?

  • At the end of the day, Verizon is about dollars and contracts. And look at their track record with Android. They launched a Vanilla android device, and have yet to do it again, but there a plenty of devices with pre-loaded bloatware. It's reminiscent of a spider's seductive trap.

  • Fault

    UGH! I DONT WANT APPLE ON MY NETWORK!!! Why? Because AT&T has become a puppet for apple. They do whatever apple tells them. DONT CHANGE VZW, I LOVEZ YOU!

  • Rader023

    The galaxy tab is still better, and isnt it cheaper? Waiting for a 4g tablet though, if I am going to spend that kind of money.

  • My only irritation with this is the Galaxy Tab. Why the hell would they release this just before the Galaxy Tab? Freakin' great.

  • Dannyjedi

    Whats the toughest part of getting an Ipad?

    Telling your parents that you're gay. 😉

    • “mom, im coming out the closet with my ipad…”

      • National Coming Out Day was 3 days ago.

      • Michael

        Devin, you don’t need an iPad to distract your mom, just plainly come out and be a man, oops i mean a woman!

    • Michael

      oh and you’re such a stud for being an Anrdoid owner! NOT!!! More like a tin man with this stupid comment….if you only had a brain! so sad…

  • Pete

    The important thing about this announcement is the pricing of the data plan. Currently you have to pay $60/month for 5 GB or $30 for 250 MB. So yeah, you could do this before, but now it's a lot cheaper.

  • Jeyrivera89

    so, since most of us can pretty much agree that we really don't care about crapple and the ifart. i'm going to go off kilter for a sec,

    does anyone know of a decent snapshot app that can printscreen on the Dx?

  • WOW Verizon sold out!!

    • Yeah, and they did long before this announcement.

  • DmBaTcOfC

    I'm not conviced that I need any sort of tablet device…. I know people who have them, that don't use them as they would prefer to use their smartphones. I think it's more of a show-off type item…. Hanging on to my D1 until the game changer smartphone comes out…. Thanks DroidLife again for always keeping me up to date on the Droid world!

  • InvaderDJ

    Honestly, even though I like Android, I don't think the Tab is the better product, the only thing it really has over the iPad is the dual cameras.

    Although that doesn't mean I like the iPad, I personally don't see the point of any tablet. But if I did, I would pick the iPad for superior construction, bigger screen, and better app ecosystem.

    • Beachbum4ever

      Dude don’t forget flash. That’s a deal breaker for me on the ipad.

  • Mstumpf123

    been doing this for a while with tether and my ipad…..nothing new here…

    • NKTizzle

      You bought your iPad at VZW? You're only paying $20/month with no contract?

  • Hogasswildmc

    Well, after paying Verizon $60 a month for my MiFi for just 5GB of data, I switch to a prepaid Virgin-Mobile MiFi. Costs me $40 per month unless I don't use it, then I pay nothing. No contract either. If you need an iPad and MiFi, I just would buy it at WalMart and walk one aisle over and buy the Virgin Mobile MiFi instead. I'm surprised Virgin Mobile hasn't created a bundle like Verizon's either.

  • Teagadinho

    I have a Wifi only iPad. And just hook it up with 3G Mobile Hotspot for freeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

  • Personally, I think any tablet that is running a mobile OS is useless. If its running the same OS as the phone, as both iOs and Android tablets do, then its just a big phone that can't make phone calls or take pictures.

    Until tablets are running a computer OS (Ubuntu Netbook Edition anyone?) and can actually replace my computer, I will not be interested.

    (Let me also say that I'm not trying to bash Android in any way. It is, bar none, the best mobile OS ever and I absolutely LOVE it. I just don't think its right for a tablet computer.)

  • Darkseider

    Ooh better idea. Buy the iPad from Best Buy for $449 and save yourself almost $200 and use wireless tether to your Android handset to get the same experience. This is no different than Walmart or Best Buy selling the iPad. Apple opened up it's retail channels and now VZW is selling it with MiFi because they can seeing that they are a telecom after all. No CDMA antenna, no re-design, no nothing. Whoopedee doo. Ooh and for those hoping for a CDMA iPhone in the US. Well hate to burst your bubble but it is going to India and Tata and Reliance use different CDMA bands than here in the US.

    http://onekerala.com/cdma-iphone-coming-to-india-on-tata-and-reliance-network-1065

  • I don't think this will take too much business away from any Android Tablets.
    Most people, who don't already have an iPad will be waiting until Christmas to purchase one, if they buy one at all, and by then the Galaxy S tablets will be everywhere and most likely the Motorola tablets.

  • machinegun68

    What is MiFi specifically?

  • used1127

    Whatever happened to the news about Google/HTC releasing the official tablet on black friday? Is that still happening so that it can crush this thing?

  • I have a few brain cells and I can tell you for a fact that my iPad blows the Tab away.

    1. It is already available.
    2. No carrier contract to use it.
    3. No fragmented OS running it. 2.2 isn't even designed for tablets.
    4. Apps. Lots and lots of apps.
    5. Netflix

    I love my Droid. Stood in line on day one to get it, but to say that anyone with brain matter can see the Tab is the superior tablet is simply not paying attention. Millions of iPads have already been sold. We'll see how the tab does after 7 months of availability.

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the same boat as A.Music. I have a Droid and an iPad and love them both. I dropped my iPhone for the Droid for God’s sake. But I do appreciate what Apple has done with the iPad. It’s a fun device and in a few situations helps me out on the road for work.

      The Galaxy Tab’s smaller size is not a feature to me, neither is the fact that Google itself has said that 2.2 isn’t meant for tablets. Also, I was largely disappointed when Samsung decided to skimp out and not go with the Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Tab. Plus, TouchWiz is a blatant rip off of iOS anyway all the way down to the Mail application on the Tab.

      I love Android just as much as the next guy, but I also dig the iPad a lot. Believe it or not it is possible to appreciate the work both companies have done.

      Plus, because I have a rooted Droid I don’t have to pay for that MiFi. I use Wireless Tether and my iPad all the time. They work in perfect harmony.

      • Same here, I had the original Droid pre-ordered at Best Buy…it was a great day. The iPad came out and I thought it would be great for drawing and artwork. It now sits on my desk and collects dust, however my Droid never leaves me. I’m not saying the iPad is great or bad it was just a horrible purchase for me, and ultimately I get more use out of the Android OS then iOS.

    • Dazz1996

      I have a Windows 7 tab from HP the i*ad has $hit on it

      • A. We're talking about the Android Tab on VZW.
        B. Win7 is not a tablet OS.
        C. You prefer what you have.
        D. I would never buy a tablet, a phone or a computer that runs Windows.

        • Michael

          In addition, Microsoft Office suite is a big joke!

    • kellex

      Reason #1 and #3 make no sense. And have you seen iOS on your iPad? It looks awful. 😛

      • 1. Had an iPad since March of this year. If I wanted an Android tablet today there is still not a viable option. What part of that makes no sense?
        3. Android is as fragmented as Linux is. You don't see that? Or can't you see that?

        And yes, I have seen iOS on my iPad. I see it all day, every day. I love it. Perfect? No. Visually more appealing than my Droid? Oh yeah. No doubt about it.

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        • Michael

          preach brother preach! or is it sista?

    • Isn't the Tab smaller as well? I'm sill on the fence about these tablets. Until they're under $300 it's just a “keeping up with the Joneses” device. This post, however, is borderline delusional. The update with “who cares” makes it even funnier.

  • zmpinqc

    The amount of Apple hate on here is getting to be ridiculous. Apple has been considered by a lot of people the superior mobile OS. I'm not talking about your high-level gadget user here, I'm talking about the general public who can't work Android as well as iOS. Also, iOS is popular because it just works. It's rarely buggy. Therefore, having a pure amount of competition such as iOS on the same carrier as the majority of Android Phones will just push for further competition and allow Android to develop even more. You should praise this happening for the simple fact that it will push your Android platform phones to succeed further. Also, trolling about how Apple sucks is really annoying…

    • Anonymous

      First, fapple doesn’t suck, it bites. 🙂
      Second, trolling Droid Life with fapple praise is really annoying as well.
      Third, I agree that competition is good, but competition implies that there will be a winner and a loser. Since this is Droid Life, you’ve got to expect us to “root” for Droid and boo fapple.

      • Anonymous

        That wasn’t necessarily praise, and it definitely wasn’t trolling. He was stating his opinion that people should be open to other platforms rather than just Android.

    • Get this Steve Jobs loving douche out of here

    • Anonymous

      “Apple has been considered by a lot of people the superior mobile OS.”

      Yup, it has been rated Number One by Steve Jobs and his disciples for 3 years now.

      “I’m talking about the general public who can’t work Android as well as iOS.”

      I guess there are a lot of gadget geeks in the world then since Android is overtaking iOS in new sales now. Just because you CAN do more with Android doesn’t mean you have to, and the general public is perfectly happy buying Android.

      ” Also, iOS is popular because it just works. It’s rarely buggy.”
      There is a difference between rarely buggy, and rarely acknowledging the bugs.

      Therefore, having a pure amount of competition such as iOS on the same carrier as the majority of Android Phones will just push for further competition and allow Android to develop even more.

      Competition is always good for the consumer, it is the insipid “culture” of Apple products and their minions that I fear invading, not iOS, that will fail from the chokehold Apple has on it, just as it has done to the Macintosh.

      Also, trolling about how Apple sucks is really annoying…

      {{Looking around}} oh, I’m sorry, I thought this was droid-life.com… didn’t realize that TUAW had acquired this domain.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, really? Just because it’s an Android-centric site doesn’t mean that the author and their readers have to constantly criticize a competing product. It’s immature and unprofessional.

        There are Apple-centric sites, like MacRumors, that simply report on news regarding competitors, and simply leave it at that. No unwarranted and distasteful comments, because they’re unnecessary and don’t add anything to the story.

        I have a Droid and I think it’s a pretty good phone, but I also have an iPod touch and like things about it. Also, I think a lot of people on Droid-Life need to be a little more open-minded. Just because Apple’s business system and user experience doesn’t interest you doesn’t mean it’s bad.

        • Anonymous

          Apple SUCKS!!!!!!!!

    • awf

      i understand your frustration but you comments are shallow. iOS and all apple products (apart from the genius CLASSIC iPod) does anything but “just work.” people who purchase apple products are attracted to style and popularity, which doesnt mean that the general public finds it easier to use because IT IS NOT. figuring out how apple products work is one of the most frustrating processes ever. its just not as simple as people who have taken the time to learn apple products and completely ignored the simplicity that is android and other os say it is.

      Android users realize that apple’s popularity is overrated and just dont appreciate what they have to offer nor do we see their competition as worthy. dont judge.

      • Michael

        “figuring out how apple products work is one of the most frustrating processes ever”? It’s not a rocket science!

        Can you honestly say you’ve given macbooks a fair try? Do me a favor please, try using macbook for one full month utilizing all its capability and features and then let us know again how you feel about it.

        It’s quite entertaining to see how challenged you are when it comes to using Apple products and so sad to see how your level of intelligence limits you to classic iPod functionality.

        Hmmm, so who’s being shallow and judgmental here with such comments? Can you say hypocrite? Oh I’m sorry, did I just confuse you?

        • Elliot323

          I will do that when I have $1,000+ to spend on a computer that is as equally capable as my 2 year old $380 Compaq.

          • Michael

            you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about!

    • cucabueno

      this is a war. a great war. we understand our opponent is strong. but that matters not… we still want victory.

    • Anonymous

      Never did I say I preferred iOS to Apple or that I love Apple. Also, Never did I say Apple is definitely better than Android. Apple didn’t get to where it is without Microsoft as its competition and vice versa. Android didn’t get to where it is without Apple and iOS which wouldn’t have made it (in the beginning) without WinMo, Palm, and BlackBerry. iOS wouldn’t make as many improvements or wouldn’t have ever conceded to implement multitasking if it wasn’t for Android. Take from this what you will but competition is good.

      –Also, I never expect Droid-Life to praise Apple. But I would expect Droid-Life to treat it with a level of professionalism. I don’t come to Droid-Life to read about Apple, and I damn-well don’t care for the continual bashing of Apple. If all you want to do is make stupid and irrational comments about how sucky Apple is, then start your own damn blog. If you want to read about Android and the celebration of it, then read Droid-Life. Let’s keep it mature and have intelligent conversations. You can weight the pros and cons of each mobile OS without bashing the other. I own a Droid 1, but I also own an iPod Touch. I see benefits of both, as well as downsides to both. Nothing’s perfect… get over it.

      Leave your age 5 attitudes at home and bring insight and ideas here. I’m tired of immature bullshit.

      • Michael

        I too am a Droid 1 owner and an iPod touch as well and I could not have said it better zmpinqc. Every Droid and iPhone owners should read this and take note.

        Just feel blessed and fortunate to partake in such great technology and devices. Seriously, people act as if they get paid to praise Android phones in here! I for one will not hesitate one bit when iPhone comes to the big red simply from being a macbook pro owner and Apple user for over a decade. It’s iOS is far smoother and has less of a glitch than pc, but that’s just my opinion.

      • Michael

        I too am a Droid 1 owner and an iPod touch as well and I could not have said it better zmpinqc. Every Droid and iPhone owners should read this and take note.

        Just feel blessed and fortunate to partake in such great technology and devices. Seriously, people act as if they get paid to praise Android phones in here! I for one will not hesitate one bit when iPhone comes to the big red simply from being a macbook pro owner and Apple user for over a decade. It’s iOS is far smoother and has less of a glitch than pc, but that’s just my opinion.

      • Anonymous

        Go to another site if you do not like this site and us. Good By

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    • Timoh

      Don't come to an android site if you want to read *pple praise. Most of us don't like them for whatever reason. Me, it's because I do't like Steve Jobs or the Apple business practices. I will continue to share my dislike for Apple products. Like I said, if you don't want to hear people complain/hate/bash on Apple, don't come to an Android site.

      “It just works” is a f'ng worthless phrase. Apple has just as many, if not more bugs as any other mainstream device out there.

      • Anonymous

        *pple is all about image and how one looks to the rest of the world. Extremely arrogant company of “elite-st” people. When problems arrive with there products, instead of taking responsibility for there errors, they immediately point fingers and continue to do so.

        • banditball..u hit the nail right on the head! My brother just text me and said if the i*hone is coming to Verizon, he might buy one. Text him back “U trader, have fun with flash. Last time I checked I can use a micro sd card.” btw..he’s a Droid x user. Douche!

          • Anonymous

            Tsk Tsk Tsk! What a Douche Bag he is! My mom is buying the FailPad! Might as well buy an iPod Touch, it’s better! Or Galaxy Tab….Way better.

          • Anonymous

            Tsk Tsk Tsk! What a Douche Bag he is! My mom is buying the FailPad! Might as well buy an iPod Touch, it’s better! Or Galaxy Tab….Way better.

    • Michael

      Sadly, not everyone is as open minded and mature as you zmpinqc. Oh well, but I agree with you 100%!

    • Djenks24

      ah, never owned an i*phone huh?

  • Doesn't the better pricing of the Galaxy bode well? I can buy and i*ad or a Galaxy, each for about $630, but aren't I getting a WHOLE LOT MORE with the Galaxy, for the price? Won't the release of the Galaxy undercut the image of the lower-end i*ad?

    • the only difference is screen size, IMOP. I'll wait for 10″ wifi only android tablet

  • Beachbum4ever

    Who in the world saw this coming??? I agree that this shows a relationship between Apple and VZW. Please at least come on with the Samsung Tab VZW! It's so much better people!!!

  • Karl

    Is this really such a bad thing? This could be the best thing that happens to android tablet if you think about it. People will hear about the “Verizon iPad” and head to their nearest store to pick one up, then upon discovering that you have to pay an extra $129 for the MiFi modem, the sales guy (not wanting to miss out on some commission) will suggest the galaxy tab, which has a built-in 3G for more convenience and lower price. Alot of folks that have never heard of android tablets will be walking out of Verizon stores carrying one.

    • Lucas

      There’s no extra fee for the MiFi, it’s included with the sell of the iPad and is the same price as the at&t 3G model…you can purchase the wifi only model for cheaper, $500…but if you need data all the time, then it would be worth getting the VZW iPad with MiFi…so, it’s basically equivalent to the 3G model iPad for at&t but you have to carry an extra device which is very portable.

    • NKTizzle

      Exactly. This is a win for all involved.

      VZW gets more foot traffic.
      Apple gets more outlets for sales.
      Samsung gets to compete and undercut Apple.

    • Eric

      You give way to much credit to the common person(their not that smart). Also the commissioned based sales guy is not going to suggest something cheaper to the customer its less money in his pocket. Although i also heard rummors that the Galaxy is going to be way more expensive then the Ipad. One more thing people don't purchase things they have never heard of they buy what they know and by word of mouth which the Ipad wins.

    • Andrew Hewitt

      An Apple fanboy is an Apple fanboy, they're all going to go in the store with one thing on their mind, and that thing will not be a samsung tab.

    • Dazz1996

      Apple Fans will pay every dollar they have just to say they have one there is no stopping it

      • Michael

        You referring to yourself? Why do I get a feeling you would be first in line solely based on what you have posted?

  • Bigsike

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

    • Michael

      why were you looking at yourself?

    • Michael

      why were you looking at yourself?

  • Kellex, you mentioned that it's no different then going to apple store or at&t then heading to verizon, true. But it just means verizon and apple are “talking”

  • NKTizzle

    I think a lot of people round the net are missing the forest through the trees in regards to this announcement.

    What this does is make VZW and Apple official business partners. Now that they're partnering up, it's just one more step towards selling the iPhone on VZW.

    I personally don't care. I have an iPod and an Android device. Both have their pros & cons. But there's nothing wrong with choice and competition only leads to better devices.

  • Hmmm, Apple's conference “Back To The Mac” is just smoke screen to get iPhone to verizon.

    • Michael

      man i hope so!

    • Michael

      man i hope so!

  • ive been debating on a tablet…and if this was a lower priced subsidized tablet-i might just consider it. Either way, since 2.2 isnt DESIGNED FOR TABLETS (according to Andy Rubin..who..yknow..SHOULD know a thing or two about Android)-i'm not too interested in the Galaxy Tab. My Macbook is the single greatest investment i've ever made in an electronic device. EVER. I've spent THOUSANDS of dollars on Windows based products-and they've all failed me. Now, 10 months after I got my Macbook, it still runs like it was 10 days after I got it.

    Face it guys, Apple makes solid products-and solid-very usable software. While sometimes I refuse to believe the same engineers were behind both my Macbook and the iPhone 4. I know everyone has some major issues. Every company has a problem device. Look at Microsoft-everything they release has problems. XBOX red ring of death on a 1/3 of all units. Windows Vista..Kin. the list goes on and on and one. The 3GS' poor performance was due to AT&T shittastic non existant 3G network, not Apple's designers or engineers. Now the iPhone 4? That's Apples fault…damn design flaws.

    Either way..the iPad is still full price-where the Galaxy Tab will probably be < $300 on contract. HALF THE PRICE of the iPad. People will still buy it, don't worry your pretty little heads off.

  • Mithedhel11

    This seems like panic fire from a country being invaded by a more superior adversary. Who is calling the shots? Moe,Larry, Shemp???

  • Makes me wonder what Verizon's return policy is going to be with this…

  • Michael_NM

    MiFi = Mobile Internet For iPlaytex. Who knew? 🙁

  • EC8CH

    “all the magic of i*ad”… i just threw up a little

  • jojo

    i will never use VZW, everyone boycott ! write letters to VZW 😉

  • Maria Erickson

    Verizon is SUCH a sellout!!!!! Ugh, Im going back to t-mobile when my contract ends. Helluva lot cheaper anyways

    • Michael

      bye! don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

    • Michael

      bye! don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

  • Man…. What a way to start my morning off. Reading disgusting news like this. I mean, it doesn't even look right with Verizon. Who else agrees???

    • Michael

      aren’t you too busy to read? don’t you have coming out of the closet thing to do?

    • Michael

      aren’t you too busy to read? don’t you have coming out of the closet thing to do?

  • Patwww

    I have to say, the iPad is very cool. I have one and I love it. We don't have to hate EVERY apple device. Just put a sticker over the Apple Logo. Then would it be fine? I am no Apple fanboy, and I don't see this being better than the Galaxy Tab, but come on.

    • Michael_NM

      You didn't “have” to say that.. and yes we do have to to hate every fapple device! 😛

    • →DISLIKE←

  • Tom

    iPad is better until android gets netflix and hulu plus.

    • are you serious? apps?

      lol what did i expect from a person that thinks like iOS… (fancy apps, and animations. lacking performance skills and customization.)

      • Anonymous

        Yes. Because people who don’t make the same choices as you are stupid.

  • rals

    This may not that be this big of deal now, but this sure as hell shows a relationship between Verizon and Apple. This relationship could really hurt Android's future. If Google wants to compete now, they have to have an outstanding OS that can crush Apple. Google if you're reading this, please get your $hit together and crush Apple.

    • What does ios have that android cant do? plus more!

    • Michael

      Man, feeling the heat. I sense fear and threat! but why so against Apple? What did it do for you personally?

    • Michael

      Man, feeling the heat. I sense fear and threat! but why so against Apple? What did it do for you personally?

  • YAY!!!! Can't wait to burn down my local VZW stores!!!! ANARCHY IN THE STREETS!!!! RISE UP AND FIGHT THE POWERS THAT BE!!!

    P.S. sorry for caps :-/

  • Timoh

    What kind of reasonably intelligent person pays $20 a month for 1gb in the US? That's like Australian rates, Wow. You know the iSheeple will still buy it.

    • Anonymous

      And you think the Galaxy Tab will have a lower price for data because it’s Android?

  • this feels like someone you really hate moving in with you and sharing your stuff….forever. 🙁

    • Josh

      Can I borrow a screwdriver and piano wire?

    • I KNOOOOOWWW HUH?!!!

    • Serqet

      Mind if I borrow that shirt?

      • it’s a smedium…you might feel the urge to fistpump.

      • Michael_NM

        Haha! What happened to my beer?

  • Brookspower77

    First the tegra 2 coming to att first, then this mess.

    • AT&T knew apple was leaving or going to verizon, so AT&T needs to money up for Android like Verizon did.

      • Money up? For which version of Android? Motorola’s? HTC’s?

  • NAM

    The MIFI angle makes this a non-story.

  • Brookspower77

    This is the start of bad news.

  • Stephen Hallmark
    • thanks i needed that laugh! im not feeling too well. that was funny man XD

  • tbaybe

    yuck

  • briderx

    Is it odd that my heart started beating faster after reading this? 🙁

    Kellex – You owe us some good news today after this..

  • villian1998

    I really don't understand this move, the android platform is far superior. They couldn't wait? This should confirm the I*hone coming to verizon?

    • Not necessarily, all of those uncited “news” stories could have been wrong and assumed that the A**le and Verizon negotiations had to do with the i*hone when in fact it was the i*ad. The CDMA i*hone is still just a rumor, after all.

    • Michael

      don’t be scared.

  • UNLEASH the iPad to trample all over the Tab's sales. Ugh.

  • Let The Battles Begin!!!

  • YoMomma

    So as much as everyone hates to think it, it must be said …..i*hone coming soon 🙁

    • jiggaman508

      Agreed, what a crappy morning….

      • Anonymous

        Seriously? A store selling a device makes this a crappy morning?

        • Anonymous

          No, its the fact that verizon pushed android so hard and now it seems theyre on the brink of striking a deal with apple. Don’t get me wrong I believe competition drives innovation but I just believe android is far superior to ios. I dunno, just my opinion (and probably most that follow this website) I guess…

          • Anonymous

            So we should feel betrayed? Who cares? Competition is a good thing and expecting a company as large as Verizon to turn down the instant money that Apple products bring in is ridiculous. They’re not in business to be an Android mascot. They’re in business to make money and right now their profits don’t even come close to AT&T’s even though they have far more subscribers. Verizon knows it’s all because of iOS devices and they won’t be turning Apple down a second time.

          • Anonymous

            Well put, from a business point of view its foolish to turn them down again… +1 for you 🙂

          • Anonymous

            People on this site obviously love their devices and there’s nothing wrong with that. But I think Verizon’s Android love was nothing more than a business tactic. I really think if Verizon could go back in time, they’d bow down to Apple and carry the iPhone. Because they didn’t, they had to get back into the game and they decided to get behind Android and hope to put enough pressure on Apple to expand carrier deals. In the end, the more choices the better I say, which I thought was a huge reason people love Android phones in the first place.

          • Michael

            well put Wayne. Glad to see there’s some common sense floating around in here!

          • Michael

            well put Wayne. Glad to see there’s some common sense floating around in here!

        • Michael

          Sadly, in his pathetic world….yes

        • Michael

          Sadly, in his pathetic world….yes

    • Michael

      why you scared?

    • Michael

      why you scared?

  • Michael_NM

    I just threw up…

  • Hcharalson

    Boooooo!!!!!

  • warlock

    Wtf…

  • Mrpicolas

    wtf oh god the end is near

  • Bigrob60

    First

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