Verizon & Apple Cooking Up A Tablet [broadbandreports]

Last Spring rumors bubbled up that Apple and Verizon were working on an "iPhone lite" and some kind of Apple tablet device, given AT&T retains (and may still extend) the exclusive distribution rights to the iPhone. The Street has a little more detail on the tablet, which one source claims "won't be as tightly integrated" as Apple's iPhone exclusivity deal with AT&T, though the device will be subsidized. The source claims the device has been in testing for two years, with a prototype ready for the past year. A new Apple tablet would certainly put some extra marketing shine on Verizon's plan to launch LTE wireless broadband in 30 markets in 2010.

by Ben Pike