Apple to Subsidize Tablet With Verizon Contract?

News | Wednesday January 20 2010 7:29 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

According to Northeast Securities analyst Ashok Kumar, an indication for this comes from the fact that Apple has chosen Qualcomm as one of their chip manufacturers for the Tablet. Qualcomm is best known for their CDMA chipsets and with this partership, Apple might have also inadvertently revealed who the
is going to be.
So what will such a partnership mean to the user? For starters, with such a partnership in place, Apple could be looking at subsidizing the cost and making the Tablet more affordable top the users. You might recall that the original price of the Tablet was
. Analysts however claim that a more realistic price without the subsidy could be around $800 and with a Verizon contract, users could expect to lay hands on the Tablet for as less as $600 – in return for a two year data service contract amounting close to $60 monthly.
, this news on subsidized Tablets is sure to spark a lot more interest among customers. However Kaufman analyst Shaw Wu claims that the prevailing component supply shortages would mean the Tablet will not be out before June of this year. That would also imply that Apple would be launching the
at around the same time.
How do you view this news? Does a $600 price make the Tablet all the more affordable? Please tell us in the comments.

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