While Verizon Wireless may be getting some Android tablets in the near future, that isn’t stopping the nation’s largest wireless carrier from supporting other devices to leverage the Verizon brand. The company’s looking into supporting streaming services on the iPad Apple tablet, which currently works on AT&T’s network. According to speculation, Verizon will be using its FiOS TV service to dish up shows, via streaming or download, to the iPad running iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile devices in the near future.
The service will be limited in its appeal due to the fact that users can only stream content while on their home network, which will theoretically extend viewing of content to rooms inside the same house where there isn’t a television setup but will fail to provide on the go, true mobile entertainment. If you need content on the go, you can do video on demand for a la carte downloads for up to 5 devices, which will support Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile platforms at the onset.
To further leverage the speeds and capabilities of the fiber optics network, Verizon will also be giving customers the opportunity to upload up to 70 GB of content to the cloud and then have the capability to stream said content back to PCs, Macs, and other mobile devices.