NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless is going to start selling Apple's iPad at the end of this month, the companies said Thursday.
The news follows published reports that Verizon Wireless will start selling a version of the iPhone early next year. The companies have not confirmed the reports.
AT&T is Apple's exclusive U.S. carrier for the iPhone. It's also the only U.S. carrier that's compatible with the "3G" version of the iPad, which allows for cellular data access. (AT&T said it will begin selling the iPad in its stores Oct. 28.)
Verizon Wireless won't sell the 3G version, but will sell the Wi-Fi version, with the option of bundling it with a "MiFi" gadget for about $130. MiFi, a Post-It-pad sized, battery-powered device, connects to Verizon's 3G network and relays the data to the iPad via Wi-Fi. Data plans will start at $20 per month.
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The iPad is also sold by several retailers, including Best Buy.