Telstra has this morning confirmed it too will begin selling Apple’s iPad 2 tablet device “in the coming weeks”.
The company says it will sell the tablet from its retail outlets only on its pre-paid and post-paid plans though it isn’t yet releasing pricing details other than to say that the cost of the tablet will be able to be spread across 24 months with its Mobile Repayment Option.
It has opened up a registration page, where interested customers can now register to be kept informed about the device’s availability by Telstra.
The iPad 2 – the second iteration of Apple’s iPad tablet that many have called evolutionary rather than evolutionary – was launched by Apple in March this year.
It boasts a faster processor, weighs a lot less than the original iPad and has front and back-facing cameras that allow customers to make video calls using Apple’s Facetime application.
The news comes less than a month after Vodafone announced it would be the first carrier in Australia to sell the popular tablet device.
Initially Vodafone wouldn’t confirm when they would make the device available only saying (and mirroring Telstra’s wording) that it would be made available “in the coming weeks” – that turned out to be nearly a month later, on October 1.
The iPad 2 has been explored for use as both an entertainment and productivity tool – Australian airline Qantas, for example, recently announced plans to trial the device as an entertainment offering on select flights across Australia.