Walmart Launching iPad This Week

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Bentonville, Ark. - Walmart will become the latest national retailer to sell Apple's iPads, which will be available in hundreds of Walmart locations beginning Oct. 15 and expanding to more than 2,300 stores by mid-November, the company announced.

Target began carrying the iPad earlier this month, and Best Buy has offered it since the device's April launch. The device was

introduced in late January

at a press event.

Walmart will also sell the iPad on its website, but the retailer will ship it free to a local store for pickup by the consumer.

The retailer will sell all versions of the device at full retail. The models will be displayed in an interactive display case that also features Apple-branded accessories.

The Wi-Fi versions of the iPad are priced at a suggested $499 for the 16GB version, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models retail for a suggested $629 for the 16GB version, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB and can be activated on a prepaid AT&T cellular-data plan.

In the U.S., the iPad is also sold through Apple's online store, Apple's retail stores, select Apple authorized resellers and campus book


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