Apple announced this morning that it would be selling the iPad in Verizon Wireless stores around the country. In addition to Verizon, Apple will be selling the iPad at Walmart, AT&T stores, Target, Best Buy, and its own Apple Stores.
Unlike with the iPhone, consumers won’t be held back by having to choose a carrier. And unlike in the 80’s, Apple isn’t charging a premium. It will be tough for rivals to offer a much cheaper device.