Is Verizon tied to the Apple tablet?
The implications of it featuring a 3G connection are quite huge, as it means Apple will once again be able to partner with the mobile network operators and potentially offer the tablet at a subsidised rate alongside a contract - and all the operators want an Apple contract.
According to Boy Genius Report, Verizon store managers have been told to prepare for a big first quarter 'kick off' event this Wednesday, which would be a remarkable coincidence as that's when Apple is expected to announce the Tablet.
For end users, 3G connectivity would be a useful feature, but it has a huge impact on the sales model for a device like this. If Verizon is being primed to offer the data for the tablet, a veritable war must be going on behind the scenes to bring the tablet to the world along with a mobile data contract. We shall see.