The price of a new 3G-connected iPad just dropped.
That version of the iPad isn’t due out for about a month, but new discounting by Palm means you could have a 3G-connected iPad sooner and a lot cheaper.
The first iteration of the iPad, available Saturday, will connect to the Internet only by Wi-Fi. The other version, due later this month, will connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi and the AT&T mobile phone network providing a nearly ubiquitous connection (assuming you can get an AT&T connection). Two AT&T cell plans are offered, neither requiring a contract. The $15 one-month plan is capped at 250 megabytes. The $30 one-month plan is unlimited. It also cost $130 more.
The Verizon Palm Pre Plus acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot to make Wi-Fi-only iPads act like 3G iPads.
If you are in the market for a phone and an iPad you can save money.