Verizon: We're Ready for Apple Devices

Back in October, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s CEO Ivan Seidenberg indicated he would welcome an Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) device for his Verizon Wireless unit, but the decision was "exclusively in Apple's court."

Next week, Apple's decision will become known when chief executive Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the firm's long-awaited tablet and, possibly, a version of the iPhone, for Verizon.

Verizon could be Apple's most-favored supplier, because of the strength of its network, particularly when that network is compared to AT&T's, which is strained by heavy usage from its exclusive iPhone offering.

Although he didn't mention Apple by name, Verizon' Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam made it clear earlier this week that the Verizon Wireless network is up to any task -- and that could include an Apple tablet or iPhone.

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— W. David Gardner, InformationWeek

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