T-Mobile and Orange to offer iPad for just £200 before Christmas

Brits will soon be able to have their hands on the Apple iPad for as little as £200, emerging reports claimed.

Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, which recently merged to create Everything Everywhere, will reportedly offer the iPad tablet computer for merely £200 if customers sign up to certain tariffs.

One can expect a £200 iPad to be available with mobile broadband packages starting at £20 a month. The potential availability of the device is great news for those who are planning to buy an iPad this Christmas.

It may be noted here that the entry-level iPad costs £429, while the 64GB, WiFi 3G model costs around £700.

The £200 iPads will be offered via Everything Everywhere’s online as well as retail outlets. Customers will have to sign up to an 18-month or 2-year contracts.

Apple is also expected to launch the iPad 2 sometime in the spring, which could make some potential customers reluctant to sign up to long contracts for the current iPad.

The next version of the iPad is expected run CDMA, GSM and UMTS, and feature a mini USB and two cameras.