AT&T are boosting up their sales bringing new phones and gadgets for on the market all the time at their stores, like the Sony Ericsson Vivaz last month, and the yet to come Samsung Tab in December this year. From now on Verizon will stop being the only carrier to sell the Apple iPads as both Apple and AT&T officially announced that all the three versions of the tablet will now be available at AT&T stores as well. As this will happen starting at the end of October, and with the iOS 4.2 release date just around the corner after that, buying the pricey tablet seems more and more likely to happen within the masses. They have good marketing of their product, a promise for improvement, and now expanding their sales with other carriers, what will they think of next?
All 2,200 AT&T stores will be selling the three Wi-Fi + 3G models, and even more than that, they have pre-paid plans as well that will be available without a term contract (isn’t that nice), plus unlimited access to the companies more than 23,000 domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots ( “With our breakthrough iPad data plans starting at just $14.99 and access to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots around the country at no extra cost, our customers will have the best of both worlds” ). Apple will have to split sales now with this carrier as well but you have to realize that in the end more coverage will have the last say on that.
Both Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, as well as Glenn Lurie, AT&T President of Emerging Devices, expressed in the press release how happy they are to work together on bringing the tablet to the masses right in time for the holidays. My thoughts on that were: “I bet you are”. Holidays mean nothing but money for these companies. So there you have it, a new carrier selling the iPad starting October 28. Does the expansion with AT&T make you think about buying the tablet? Need more thought for it? Think about it while reading what the iPad features are and at what prices they are available:
Reading and sending email, browsing the web, sharing photos watch HD videos, play games, listen to music, read ebooks ( one of my favorites ) and more, in a way never experienced before using the revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. Thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook and with way more battery life, up to 10 hours, it just does not get better on today’s market. As for the Apple iPad prices: $629 for the 16GB version, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. And for more on what the new OS brings to the pad check out our iOS 4.2 features link.
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