Orange & T-Mobile have announced they are to subsidise the cost of buying an iPad when taking out a monthly data plan.
This would make the “Everything Everywhere” companies the first networks to do this, and it will be interesting to see if other networks follow – especially as the Samsung tab is being sold in this way already.
It could also tie in with a rumour that surfaced today, that an updated iPad is being prepared for a pre-Christmas launch with an integrated SIM-card. Could it be that networks are now moving to lock iPad customers in now?
UPDATE – further rumours indicate the bottom 16gb iPad with 3G will be available at £200. Is that enough to tempt you from an Android tablet?