IPad comes to Canada on May 28

Apple's iPad tablet-style computer will be available in Canada and eight other countries May 28, the company has announced.

Prices start at $549

Apple's iPad tablet-style computer will be available in Canada and eight other countries May 28, the company announced Friday.

The U.S. firm revealed that launch date for the iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. Customers will be able to order the iPad starting Monday.

The Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad will sell in Canada for $549 for the model with 16 gigabytes of storage, $649 for 32 GB and $749 for 64 GB.


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The version that connects to both Wi-Fi and 3G cellular networks will sell for $679 for 16 GB, $779 for 32 GB and $879 for 64 GB.

Apple didn't say which Canadian cellphone company would carry the 3G signal, but Rogers Communications has previously announced that the 3G iPad will run on its network.

Rogers announced in April it would offer iPad price plans for all models when it becomes available in Canada.

Bell Canada on Friday said the device would work on its network, but did not say whether it would offer plans for it. Telus said it could not yet provide any information on the iPad.

The launch of the iPad outside the U.S. was postponed twice after the device was unveiled in January. Apple initially said the iPad would be sold outside the U.S. in late March, but the date was pushed back to late April and then late May.

Free iBooks download

The iBooks e-book reading app and the iBookstore from Apple will also be available to Canadians starting May 28. IBooks will be a free download for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Apple has sold more than one million iPads in the United States since they went on sale there April 5, with the Wi-Fi + 3G version going on sale April 30.

In the U.S., the iPad sells for $499 US at the low end, with the most expensive at $829 US.

Apple said the device will be released in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July.