Apple’s iPad Goes Globe Hopping This Weekend

This weekend, Apple’s iPad will call a number of new nations home, as the popular third-generation Apple tablet prepares for another major international roll-out.

The biggest new market will come in the form of Brazil, where the new iPad will reach consumers for the first time on Friday, May 11th.

In addition to Brazil, 29 more countries will also join the iPad party. They include: Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Morocco, Peru, Taiwan, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

On Saturday, May 12th, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates will similarly see iPads in select retail outlets.

In one week’s time, the new iPad will be available in 90 countries around the world. Yet, ironically, the world’s largest mobile community – China – is yet to see the new iPad. Although the device has been given the green light by regulators there, the tablet – for some mysterious reason – continues to be on hold from public release.