We have already heard that a number of mobile operators here in the UK are offering subsidised iPads, the cheapest ones being about £199 with a 2 year contract.
Now Softbank Japan is offering free iPads to customers who sign up to a 24 month contract for 3G data, and $56 a month will get you a 16GB iPad with nothing up front.
A 32GB iPad with Softbak Japan will cost you $61 a month, whilst a 64GB will cost you $66 a month, and the subsidixed iPads will be available in Japan from this Friday.
With the UK and Japan offering subsidised iPads, I wonder how long it will be before we start to see mobile operators in the US offering similar deals.
via Crunch GearFiled Under: Apple, Apple iPad