So, the same day that Apple announced the delay of the launch of the iPad everybody by the end of may, the large operators like Movistar, Vodafone and Orange have been quick to advance their strategies for the European market.
Specifically in Spain Vodafone It was the first advance for the same dates, it will offer specific data tariffs for the iPad among other European countries such as Germany, Italy and United Kingdom. Shortly after Movistar also confirmed that it prepares rates for Spain and United Kingdom as Orange It will do so in Spain, France, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
The iPad, a device between a smartphone and a netbook, will allow to surf the Web, use email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play and read e-books among other possibilities is almost essential to have a data connection.
At the moment the conditions of data rates to be released are not known but logic leads us to believe that they will be found between the current rates for navigating the existing computer for 39 euros per month and about 12 euros per month from the phone. It also remains to be seen if the operators prefer to sell necessary microSIMs for the iPad or decanted by offering WiFi solutions together with devices such as the MiFi.
Also will turn if the iPad will come subsidized by any particular operator for its distribution but the availability of specific tariffs in the three large operators will be that there is greater competitiveness in the price of the data service regardless of the device finally only be sold also subsidized or free. Be that Apple will have realized that the need for operators to sell the iPhone (and similar) is not greater than the need for Apple to be sold with more operators?