3G IPad Coming This Friday, Best Buy Will Stock

Posted: Apr 26 2010, 11:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:47pm CDT, in News | Apple

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Despite reports that the 3G version of Apple's iPad would miss the company's initial April release window, the tablet is now on track to hit stores on April 30, at both Apple Store retail locations and Best Buy.

Steve Jobs sent an e-mail reply to a lowly users who asked the big man if the iPad 3G would be available at Best Buy on April 30. Jobs replied, "Yep." The e-mail, which appears to be legitimate, also reconfirms that the device will not be pushed back to May 7, as once speculated.

Having 3G capabilities on the device means that it can tap into the Internet from anywhere that a mobile 3G connection is available, instead of requiring a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The added functionality comes at a cost, though. While the original iPad that launched earlier this month was as cheap as $500, the 3G versions start at $629 (16GB), and go up to $829 (64GB).

With the entire slate of iPads fully accessible in the US market, Apple plans to start rolling out the device to other parts of the world next month, as some international markets have already been placing pre-orders for nearly a month.

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Via Slash Gear

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