Malaysia iPad: Pick A Wireless Broadband Data Plan

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

Malaysia – If you have bought an Apple iPad, you might want to consider subscribing a wireless broadband data plan to keep your iPad online all the time, even when there is no WiFi.

Read on for the iPad data plans from Maxis and DiGi.

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Apple iPad Malaysia Price is CHEAP! Wait for iPad 2 Price in Malaysia!

Update: Click here for the latest iPad 1 price list!

Update (Mar 3, 2011): iPad 2 has been released! Click here for iPad 2 Release Date, Specs, Features, Prices.

Update: iPad Malaysia has been released! Check out the official iPad Malaysia price list (cheap!) and the iPad 2 rumor features.

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

At last, iPad Malaysia is finally released before the end of 2010. iPad Malaysia is selling much cheaper than Singapore iPad. Good timing for X’mas gift.

Malaysia iPad price list

Check out the iPad Malaysia price list below. Yes, This is official! Not the grey market price as reported previously.

iPad WiFi
16GB RM1549
32GB RM1849
64GB RM2149

iPad WiFi+3G
16GB RM1999
32GB RM2299
64GB RM2599

iPad Malaysia is CHEAP!

As a comparison, I bought my 32GB iPad WiFi+3G from Singapore for about RM2500 in August 2010. That’s two hundred bucks different! Cheaper than in the U.S.!

Where to buy Malaysia iPad?

You can buy iPad from Apple authorized resellers in Malaysia, but not yet and on Apple Malaysia online store. Also, no educational pricing revealed (yet?).

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Dear Apple, When will iPad Launch in Malaysia?

Update: iPad Malaysia has been released! Check out the official iPad Malaysia price list (cheap!) and the iPad 2 rumor features.

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

This is an open letter to Apple Malaysia regarding Apple iPad’s release date in Malaysia.


Dear Apple Malaysia,

Malaysia iPhone 4 has been launched, but where is the iPad?

When will you launch Apple iPad in Malaysia? We have been waiting for it since it launched in January 2010.

It has been 9 months now and still no sign of iPad in Malaysia. Even the later product, iPhone 4, also has been launched in Malaysia in September.

What’s wrong? Is Apple going to skip 1st generation iPad and launch “iPad 2” in Malaysia?

By the way, I also noticed that Apple hasn’t launched iPad in few other Southeast Asia countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. Except Singapore, which had iPad in July.

There were rumors of Maxis telco will launch iPad 3G in Malaysia (they introduced microSIM for iPad 3G in May) but no more iPad related news from them.

Oh. By the way, I have bought my Apple iPad from SINGAPORE!

I wanted the product so much that I couldn’t wait for its launch in Malaysia and asked my friend to “import” a unit for me from Singapore.

Hopefully, other Malaysians will soon be able to buy iPad in Malaysia, officially.

Love,
LiewCF.com


How to buy iPad in Malaysia?

If you don’t mind to pay few hundred bucks more, you can buy Apple iPad from local gadget/computer shops.

Else, ask your friend to buy iPad from other countries for you. Definitely cheaper than buying unofficially-launched-iPad locally. I got my iPad 3G (32GB) from Singapore at about RM2580.

Update 1: TheStar’s TechCentral, too, published an article regarding iPad availability in Malaysia. ;)

Update 2 (Nov 4, 2010): Heard that Apple iPad will finally launch soon in Malaysia!

Update 3 (Nov 30, 2010): iPad Malaysia has been released! Check out the official iPad Malaysia price list (cheap!) and the iPad 2 rumor features.

How Much Is Apple iPad Price In Malaysia?

Update: iPad Malaysia has been released! Check out the official iPad Malaysia price list (cheap!) and the iPad 2 rumor features.

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

Malaysia. Can’t wait for the postponed the International launch of iPad at the end of May? You can get Apple iPad in Malaysia now. I tell you how much is the Apple iPad in Malaysia grey market.

Here is the example price list of Apple iPad in Malaysia grey market before the official product launch:

  1. Apple iPad WiFi (16GB) — RM2650 (~$828 USD).
  2. Apple iPad WiFi (32GB) — RM3050 (~$953 USD)
  3. Apple iPad WiFi (64GB) — RM3550 (~$1109 USD)

No pricing for Apple iPad 3G model yet. I’ll keep you updated.

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Apple iPad Tablet for a Malaysian

Update: iPad Malaysia has been released! Check out the official iPad Malaysia price list (cheap!) and the iPad 2 rumor features.

Apple has announced their latest creation, the Apple tablet called “iPad“. What does Apple iPad tablet means to a Malaysian? Let’s find out.

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

According to Steve Jobs, iPad fills the gap in between a smartphone and a laptop, to do some tasks better: web browsing, email, sharing photos, video watching, music, games, and reading ebooks.

The iPad looks like a square shape, giant iPhone, which is quite dull. It is white at the back, and front with thick black borders.

iPad Specs

  • Processor: 1GHz Apple A4 (not the A4 paper in your photostat machine!)
  • Operating System: iPhone OS 3.2
  • Storage: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive
  • Size: 9.56 (H) x 7.47 (W) x 0.5 (D) inch
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds (680 gram) for iPad WiFi, 1.6 pounds (730 gram) for iPad 3G
  • Display: 9.7-inch LED multi-touch display with IPS (1024×768 pixels)
  • Wireless connection: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G (only for iPad 3G, data only)
  • Battery: up to 10 hours of web surfing, video watching, music playback
  • Input/Output: Dock connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, build-in speaker, microphone, SIM tray (iPad 3G only)

I am surprised by the 10 hours battery life per charge. If it is truth, it would be Great!

P.S. A-GPS for iPad 3G only. The iPad 3G uses “micro SIM“, which is different than your current SIM card. Not sure Malaysia telco (Maxis, Celcom, Digi) will provide micro-SIM or not…

iPad virtual keyboard

apple ipad keyboard
(photo by Engadget)

The iPad virtual keyboard is similar to iPhone’s but bigger and it looks ugly in bigger size. Steve Jobs type on the virtual keyboard with two hands. It is not easy to hold iPad with one hand and typing with another hand, I guess.

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