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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: July 20, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    iPad to get Irish launch (finally)

    Ciara O'Brien

    So the iPad is finally coming to Irish shops this Friday.

    Before now, iPad fans had been forced to trek across the Border to buy the device in Northern Ireland, or rope in a willing shopper in the US to pick one up.

    Prices for the device will begin at €499 through the Apple store and authorised Apple resellers. Vodafone, O2 and 3 Ireland are offering iPad price plans for the 3G service.

    It will also be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore from Friday.

    I think it’s safe to say it’s been a success. Apple has sold more than three million iPads worldwide since its introduction on April 3rd. Within 28 days the company had shipped more than one million of the devices.

    We don’t fare too badly on prices. The 16GB wifi-only model with wireless internet access will cost €499, with prices ranging up to €799 for the 64GB model . In the UK, the 16GB wifi model is £429. Of course, it’s still cheaper in the US, where it will cost $499.

    • Quint says:

      Is there really any point buying it now, with a 2nd generation version out in 5 or 6 months? better off waiting for the next one which should more storage and a better screen.