Canada gets iPad release date and prices

Posted by Jeffery Simpson

iPadIf you haven't already cross-boarder shopped yourself one of Apple's new iPads, you might be interested to know that the company has finally announced the first round of countries getting the device along with the street date, the pre-order date and pricing.  Canada's one of the nine countries in the first round of the iPad's international release, which was pushed back due to stronger than expected demand in the United States. 

Today Apple announced that the iPad will be released in Canada on May 28th, with pre-orders starting on Monday May the 10th.

Pad (sic) is available in Canada for a suggested retail price of $549 (CAN) for 16GB, $649 (CAN) for 32GB, $749 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and $679 (CAN) for 16GB, $779 (CAN) for 32GB and $879 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models. iPad will be sold through the Apple Store® (www.apple.ca/store), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Demand in the United States has remained high, with Apple having sold more than one million units since it's April 3rd release date on the south side of the border.

There has been no news on data plans for the Wi-Fi + 3G models, though since in Canada three of the national cellular carriers handle the iPhone it's possible that data plans will be availble from Bell, Rogers and Telus.  Rogers has already said that they would offer plans for the iPad, while people reading into things have assumed that Telus would be selling the iPad.

Most likely no matter what carrier offers plans for the device, it will not be sold through them just as despite the fact that AT&T sells the iPhone in the US, they do not sell the iPad.  In fact in the US Apple has done as much as possible to eliminate the users' need from the need to deal directly with AT&T, allowing users to sign up for data plans right from the iPad without having to go into an AT&T store.

Company:
Telus Corp.
Website:
http://www.telus.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technology is a key enabler for TELUS and our customers, providing advantage and differentiation in the marketplace. By managing the life cycle of current technologies and the timely introduction of new technologies we deliver superior service value to our customers and long-term growth oriented investment performance to our shareholders. For investors, TELUS is succeeding in managing technology and capital... more

Company:
Bell Canada
Website:
http://www.bell.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing the most comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential and business customers in Canada. Operating under the Bell brand, the Company's services include Bell Home Phone local and long distance services, Bell Mobility and Solo Mobile wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite and VDSL television,... more

Company:
Rogers Communications
Website:
http://www.rogers.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's only national Global System for Mobile Communications ("GSM") based network. Through Cable we are one of Canada's largest providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access... more


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Jeffery Simpson is a Vancouver based freelance writer who has written on such subjects as:    iPads Kindles digital comics Ogopogos speed dating Twitter dating Internet dating dating in university not dating in university the Kelowna Rockets Western Hockey League Team Second Life podcasting blogging dating in Second Life dating Ogopogos not dating Ogopogos social media... more



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