iPad @ Verizon = Fail

Engadget is reporting that Verizon will be offering the iPad for sale at the end of this month.  The only problem is that it’s not a 3G CDMA iPad.  It’s the WiFi iPad bundled with a MiFi wireless hotspot device.  What this means is that you’ll need to lug around your iPad AND MiFi, need to charge two devices, etc.  This is a step in the right direction, but quite frankly, seems like a solution that a tech-geek (such as myself) would hack together if they had a limited budget or couldn’t switch to AT&T.  This is certainly not an ideal solution.  Will Verizon get the iPhone in 2011 (and possibly a true CDMA iPad, as well), like many news outlets have been reporting?  Only time will tell.  Like I’ve said whenever someone brings the VZW iPhone up: “I’ll believe it when I see it”.

Source: Engadget