Good news for Apple fans. The iPad2 is now available in India, albeit through online stores. You can buy the iPad2 from Homeshop18 or from Shopyourworld. The product will be delivered to you at your home.
The price starts at Rs 34,900 for 16 GB Wifi only version. For the top end WiFi, 3G, 64GB version, you will have to shell out Rs 56,499, while 32GB version with 3G comes for Rs 49,999, and 16GB costs 43,499.
Shopyourworld.com ships it from Amazon and other international websites. The price is, infact, cheaper on this website with top end version costing Rs 54,500 and the cheapest one costing Rs 33,900.
You can also buy Blackberry Playbook on Shopyourworld.com, with prices starting at Rs 36,500 for 16GB version and top end version with 64GB storage coming at Rs 49,800. Only WiFi version is available without 3G.
Notably, Apple is thinking of introducing iPad2 officially in Indian in next two weeks. And the appearance on the Homeshop18 (a network 18 group website) is an indication that we were right when we said iPad 2 to hit Indian stores in April?.
The new iPad, which is thinner than an iPhone 4, boasts faster processing speeds and sports two cameras for Apple’s FaceTime feature. Its A5 processor is a dual-core processor, compared with the single-core A4 of the first one, memory has also been upgraded from 256MB to 512 in the iPad2.
While iPad1 was only recently introduced in India officially, it is likely to be updated soon, as Indian consumer is obviously not ready to accept an outdated product from any manufacturer. And with so many other options like Samsung Galaxy tab already available, Indian consumer has better options too.