I was hoping during this event that there would be other announcements during the Apple event. I read reports of Apple stopping AT&T's exclusivity of the iPhone and adding Verizon (and maybe T-Mobile) to the fold. Well, I realized that it would take away too much from the iPad to announce something like that during the even that's supposed to feature Apple's landmark device.
There's one sign that makes me think that the exclusive with AT&T will go away. During the presentation Steve Jobs himself exclaimed a "breakthrough deal with AT&T" This makes me wonder if Apple approached AT&T and stated "hey AT&T we are going to end your exclusive access to the iPhone just because its good business for us. But to show our appreciation, we want to give your first-negotiation rights with the iPad" That's what makes me think the iPhone will be going to other carriers in the US. Also, if the exclusivity deal ends in June, why would Apple announce it in January? Makes more sense to wait till its closer. That way people on Verizon aren't foaming at the mouth.
Anyways, I'm sorry if this has already been said, i Just didn't feel like reading through 876543 comments on this topic.