Orange and T-Mobile have led the charge with their plans to unleash a bargain-bucket subsidised iPad. And now Three is following suit, announcing that it will also be selling Apple’s tablet on the cheap.
In a statement, the network said, “Three UK today announced it will offer new purchase options for iPad users, including more affordable prices when purchased with a data service plan, for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models in the coming months.”
Sadly, it didn’t go into any detail, so it’s still unclear when these cheapo iPads will land and just how much they’ll cost. But with Orange and T-Mobile expected to kick things off at £200, you can expect Three to try and undercut them significantly.
How this will tie on with the iPad 2’s release next year remains to be seen. Will the old-school iPad become contract centred, while the iPad 2 is offered at full price? Tell us what you think on our Facebook and Twitter pages.