According to AT&T’s website, the carrier will no longer be subsidizing tablets. Since the carrier never subsidized the iPad, this change will only apply to the HTC Jetstream, Pantech Element and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. You do still need a qualifying data plan, though. Tablets will also still be compatible with AT&T’s mobile share plans, which allow you add one to a plan for $10 more a month. Mobile Share plans will be launching on August 21st.
I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely be willing to pay $10 more a month to have LTE connectivity on my iPad.