As enthusiasts gear up for the iPad to go on sale this weekend, there's more chatter about Apple significantly expanding its market share. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a new iPhone could be in the works that can be used with Verizon Wireless and other carriers. This would, no doubt, intensify the telecoms competition between Verizon and AT&T (which currently enjoys an exclusive partnership with Apple). But ultimately this expansion will only continue to expand Apple's reach. The Journal writes:
It mightn't (sic) get as rich a wholesale price for the device as it has from AT&T during its period of exclusivity. But working with Verizon gives Apple the chance to sharply boost its U.S. market share—likely at the expense of rivals in the Google-affiliated Android camp.