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iPad to come to India on January 28th

updated 03:35 pm EST, Mon January 24, 2011

Prices start at equivalent of $569

The iPad will be launching in India on January 28th, the Telegraph reports. Because Apple lacks online or retail stores in the country, people will primarily have to turn to authorized resellers to get the tablet, such as Imagine in Calcutta. Wi-Fi models should cost between 26,000 and 37,000 rupees, or about $569 and $810. 3G versions should sell for between 33,000 and 44,000 rupees, or roughly $723 and $964.

Unmentioned by the Telegraph is which carriers will be supporting the 3G iPad. Hardware prices alone will likely put the iPad out of reach for most Indians, as they are higher even than those in countries like the US and Canada, in spite of a gap in wealth. Like China however, India is a potentially lucrative long-term market, being home to nearly 1.2 billion people.

India has been allowed to lag behind many other regions in terms of Apple products. The country will have the first-generation iPad for only two or three months before a second-generation tablet launches elsewhere. Prospective iPhone buyers can still only get the iPhone 3GS, not the iPhone 4.






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