Today I got a mail from Apple with the subject iPad. Now available. Apple started selling iPad’s in India from today. Now you can buy iPad from Apple store near you by paying in Rupees. As every other gadget in Indian market, mostly, iPad will be available through retailers unlike with a service plan from mobile operators. It means you can buy unlocked iPad’s directly from Apple, and subscribe to service provider of your choice. iPad will be available in the price ranges starting from Rs. 27,900, up to Rs. 44,900. You can choose Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G models with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacity variants.
Most iPad lovers in India, bought iPad’s through ebay services or from the friends and relatives from overseas. From now Indian’s are no need to wait for receiving iPad from friends or other services, They can just get in to Apple store and buy immediately.
Apple iPad Prices in India
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Samsung Galaxy Tab is already available in India with the price approximately Rs. 35,000 and some other Android powered tablets also widely available in India for low prices. The iPad prices in India will be a tough competition for Samsung Galaxy tab, Instead of spending Rs. 35,000 for a 7 inch Android(Froyo, no Honeycomb yet) powered tablet, people will go for 9.5 inch iPad. And other plus points for iPad are , its stylish, branded and has huge app’s in the store. We have to wait and see how Android Honeycomb powered tablets will give competition for iPad world wide. As of now it’s a good move for Apple as 3G revolution is just starting in India. If the operators will give 3G service for cheap prices more people will show interest to buy smart phones and tablets, because without internet connection these gadgets are just like a normal devices, no use. Only BSNL mobile operator is launched 3G widely in India, and Other operators are yet to launch. It will take some more time for people in India to catch up with 3G trend of the world.
So which variant of iPad you are going to buy?