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Old 7th May 2010, 15:20   #1
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Default iPad coming to Europe May 28. Pricing Revealed

We knew it was coming end of May, now we have a date: May 28th and up for pre-order on May 10th. That's when the iPad will hit Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. It lands in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July.
* 16GB WiFi-only 479
* 32GB WiFi-only 579
* 64GB WiFi-only 679
* 16GB WiFi+3G 579
* 32GB WiFi+3G 679
* 64GB WiFi+3G 779
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/07/i...-go-on-may-28/
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Pricing is wrong !!

Only Spain (less VAT) has these prices, France, Italy : all €499 and up.
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so add €20
too expensive anyway...
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Don't agree. Let's first see other manufacturers bringing something similar to the market but cheaper. So far it hasn't happened.
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you don't find an oversized iPhone (without the phone capability) and with only 64gb too expensive at €800?

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iPad pricing has never made sense in my humble opinion. It's nothing but a huge iPhone which you can't even use to call someone with (except with Skype of course).
A lot of cheaper tablets have been announced lately and it probably won't take too long before the market get flooded with cheap tablets
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you don't find an oversized iPhone (without the phone capability) and with only 64gb too expensive at 800?

coo coo
I do not find the 16gb version at 499 too expensive, no. The added cost for extra space or 3G capabilities is imo not justified, the base cost is. They do make a lot of profit on top of the parts cost but the R&D that has gone into it cannot be underestimated.

I'm curious what the competition will bring to the table. No doubt it'll boast better hardware (or it won't sell at all), but the value will have to be in the software. Windows 7 is not an option tablet wise, you need something in between a "normal" OS and a "phone" (nexus or iphone or windows phone 7) OS.
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I do not find the 16gb version at €499 too expensive, no.
like I said "coo coo".

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They do make a lot of profit on top of the parts cost but the R&D that has gone into it cannot be underestimated.
they're reusing software and hardware from the iphone and ipad, increase the size and tweak it a bit.
mucho R&D.

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Windows 7 is not an option tablet wise
I'd rather have access to a fully fledged OS, with a fancy UI skin, but still all the meat of the real OS behind it.
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like I said "coo coo".
I think you lost too much sleep lately. You're talking babyspeak already


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they're reusing software and hardware from the iphone and ipad, increase the size and tweak it a bit.
mucho R&D.
There's not a single piece of hardware corresponding between ipad and iphone. Not one piece. Software is alike, but different enough to take lots of R&D. None of the applications they include (other than OS) are the same either, all rewritten for the larger screen.

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I'd rather have access to a fully fledged OS, with a fancy UI skin, but still all the meat of the real OS behind it.
OK, I'm with you, but you're dreaming. A full OS will eat way too much resources : never in your life you'll be getting any decent battery life, or if you do, the thing will weight a ton and not be comparable size wise.
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