While it won’t beat Sprint, Verizon announced it will offer it’s first 4G wireless experience in May of 2010. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said the company will have five 4G phones from the likes of Motorola, HTC, and Apple. Oops, my bad, not Apple, but Apple was on McAdam’s mind:
“There’s no reason we couldn’t have an iPad,” McAdam said, but added that the first tablets will be Android devices from contenders including Motorola, Samsung and LG
Let’s consider the quote for a moment, it’s an odd statement. Why say it like that? He could have easily mentioned something like, “we’ll have Android Tablets that will not just compete with the iPad, but show it why our 4G service rocks its face off” or something boosting his network. Instead, he either jealously or enviously quips like a 4th grader.
Even something vague like, “we are always talking with Apple about an iPad just for 4G speeds” would make more sense if perhaps he was trying to shield a Verizon iPhone news from us. But to say there is no reason, suggests there is: he’s a spurned Apple lover or Apple and Verizon are doing this iPhone thing and he has to hide it for now.
It’s definitely one of those reasons. Probably.