Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Apple confirms launch of 3G iPad 2 in China

updated 09:30 am EDT, Tue September 20, 2011

China Unicom quiet on support

Apple has announced plans to launch 3G models of the iPad 2 in China, which will join existing Wi-Fi options. The new hardware will go on sale Wednesday, made available through Apple's online and retail stores as well as authorized resellers. Prices have yet to be made public though, and Apple's only Chinese carrier partner -- China Unicom -- has yet to acknowledge the rollout. Unicom is in fact the only carrier in the country which can make use of the HSPA 3G supported by the iPad 2.

The addition of 3G options may be especially important in China, where Wi-Fi access is less consistent. For many people an iPad may be also a more affordable alternative to a standard notebook or desktop computer, given comparatively low wages.

The 3G iPad 2 will be on the Chinese market for only a few months before the expected launch of the iPad 3 in the US and several other countries, possibly including China. In particular the next-generation tablet is expected to premiere in March or April, as with its predecessors. Features should include a faster processor, a 2048x1536 display and a thinner and more powerful battery.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News