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iPad headed to Japan later this month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 May 2010 20:54 User comments (1)

iPad headed to Japan later this month Apple and Japanese carrier Softbank have made a deal today that will bring the popular iPad tablet to Japan starting May 28th.
Softbank is third-largest mobile carrier in the nation, and the company says it will begin taking pre-orders on Monday.

The basic Wi-Fi/16GB model will cost 48960 yen which is about $535 USD.

Softbank has been selling the Apple iPhone since 2008, and hopes the Apple products will help it win subscribers against the nation's largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo.

Apple announced this weekend that the iPad was going international, headed to nine new nations including Japan.

The iPad saw 450,000 sales on its launch day, and recently announced 1 million unit sales. Additionally, 15 million apps have already been downloaded from the iPad App Store, as well as almost 2 million e-books from the iBookStore.

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110.5.2010 19:33

If the Japanese people are smart, they'll avoid this all together. Don't fall into one of Jobs traps guys, you'll never pull yourself out of it if you do.

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