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Latvia launches Apple iPad sale

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Today, January 28, Latvia is officially starting to sell Apple iPad tablet, according to Apple products dealer iDeal Head of Riga store Mārtiņš Amtmanis.

However, Amtmanis points out only a single customer had applied telephonically by 9.30 AM, and as for the store on Brivibas Street specially opening at 8 AM – only some eight to ten people had dropped by.

The other Apple dealer AS Capital Apple product line manager Hārdijs Sametis affirmed iPad is officially in Latvia.

Capital homepage displayed iPads and their prices starting from 359 lats for the simplest 16Gb version with the internal memory model capable to connect to WiFi.

Amtmanis says iDeal stock has about 100 iPads. He assumes most of people who can afford the device have already bought it somewhere abroad. He criticizes Apple being so slow in launching official trade of its products in Latvia, however he assumes Latvian buyers will start purchasing iPad in the following days, having thought it all over.

Sametis explains the middle class travelling a lot do not see 600 euro (about 420 lats) as a huge sum of money, thus they have already bought it, yet he believes iPads will endanger the market of notebooks offering smaller-size laptops below 500 lats. The most advanced and expensive iPad with 64 Gb internal memory can use both 3G and WiFi technology, thus it costs 579 lats, while a model with similar Internet options costs 499 lats.

Sametis thinks the fact iPad has a touch-sensitive virtual keyboard area and a wide range of applications adds to it being used in daily work of sellers or service agents as well.

It was already rumoured iPad would enter Latvia in summer, autumn and late 2010, as it had already reached global popularity. Time to time it was possible to purchase the device in several online shops or airBaltic online store, but it was then much more expensive than the official prices announced today, he says.

The size of iPad amounts to 24.2 x 18.9 x 1.3 cm, with 9.7-inch touch screen, colour display, internal memory starting from 16 Gb. It is designed as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content.

The USA launched iPad sale in the spring of 2010 when it was a complete deficit for many months even at the official Apple Store chain branches.


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  1. Ruth.lt says:

    More revenues for Apple from Baltics..:)

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