Apple’s iPad to Foray into Nine More Countries

Apple’s iPad will mark its presence in nine more countries. On Monday, Apple Inc. decided to launch its iPad tablet in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore. All models of this device will be available in these markets from Friday onwards.

Presently, iPad is available in the markets of U. S., Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The price range of Apple’s iPad in these markets varies from $499 to $829.

In the current markets, the model of iPad with Wi-Fi and 16 gigabytes of flash memory is sold at $499 and that with Wi-Fi, 3G wireless connections and 64GB of memory is sold at $829.

It has been reported that Apple will post its fiscal third-quarter sales and other financial results on Tuesday. For the first time, the iPod’s sales will be revealed. After Apple’s iPhone in 2007, it is the novice product in the basket of Apple’s devices.

The analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect that the Apple’s share yielded $3.11 per share in the quarter on $14.7 billion in revenue and in the fiscal third quarter of 2009; the company made $1.35 per share on $8.3 billion in revenue.