Verizon, AT&T to sell LTE equipped iPad 3

Verizon, AT&T to sell LTE equipped iPad 3

Following up on iMore's news today on the iPad 3 announcement, quad-core, and possibility of LTE the Wall Street Journal has now said LTE looks to be a lock as well.

Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up.

We noted earlier, Apple could release a 4G LTE variant model targeted specifically for Verizon and AT&T. Due to differences in frequencies for international carriers, like Rogers, Bell in Canada and others in Europe and Asia/Pacific, it's still unknown how wide-spread the LTE iPad 3 would be. Could Apple go U.S.-only for now? Again, Apple likely has these details decided already but they simply haven't all leaked out yet.

Also missing from the latest round of rumors is any mention of the U.S.'s third largest carrier, Sprint. While Sprint currently offer the iPhone, they don't have an iPad on their CDMA/EVDO rev A network at all. Considering Sprint won't start their deployment of LTE until mid 2012, and even then, only in six markets. Would they still get a 2-3mbps "slow" CDMA/EVDO rev A iPad 3... or nothing again?

So Retina display, quad-core, and now LTE seem

How important is 4G LTE to you, and what network would you most want it on?

Source: WSJ

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Chris Parsons

Editor-at-Large at Mobile Nations, gadget junkie, energy drinker, ranter.

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