iPad Coming To Verizon Next Week

Verizon Wireless will start to offer the Wi-Fi only version of Apple's iPad device from 28 October, ending AT&T's reign as the only carrier to sell the device.

This is the first time that Apple is partnering with another wireless carrier apart from AT&T in the US, with the two companies rumoured to be launching a CDMA version of the iPhone next year.

According to Information Week, Verizon Wireless will be offering the Wi-Fi only 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPad models to customers at the prices suggested by Apple.

The company is also offering the devices coupled with its Mi-Fi mobile hotspot service which will allow the customers to access Verizon's 3G network using their Wi-Fi only iPads.

Verizon is asking $629, $729, and $829 for 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Mi-Fi enabled iPads.

Apple's iPad device has is dominating the tablet market and is expected to continue to do so at least until early net year. The current popularity of the iPad has prompted Apple to reelase the device to US customers via as many retail channels as it can.

Retail chains like Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy have started offering the iPad from their thousands of outlets across the US as the Christmas shopping season approaches.