Apple's much-awaited gadget — iPad — on Friday made its official debut in India. Available in six variants, iPad will come in the price range of Rs.27,900 (16 GB, Wi-Fi) and Rs.44,900 (64 GB, Wi-Fi+3G, 64GB).

iPad, which was so far being available through overseas markets or in the grey market, is likely to gain popularity in India as more private operators introduce their 3G services, providing better Internet surfing and downloads speeds for the gadget users.

Apple would also provide its various applications and accessories for the iPad users in India, where it would available through exclusive Apple stores, multi-brand retailers and resellers.

3G service providers are likely to announce various schemes for iPad users. For instance, BSNL has already announced dedicated 3G plans for the iPad at Rs.999 (unlimited monthly usage), Rs.599 (6GB free a month, 1p/10 kb after free usage) and Rs.99 (unlimited daily usage).

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