Published on May 12th,2010 at 2:47 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

iPad is SIM-locked to Softbank in Japan

iPadAs you know, in Japan all the mobile phones are locked to the service providers who sell them. Although not long time ago, there was talks about Japanese government reviewing the SIM-lock system, the system is well intact. What’s worse is that it has even afflicted the iPad 3G in Japan as it has been announced that iPad 3G will be SIM-locked exclusively to Softbank Mobile. They already started to accept orders as of last Monday (May 10) ahead of its launch on May 28.

This is actually striking news as it totally contradicts Steve Job’s statement saying that iPad 3G will be shipped unlocked to the International markets. So this is “exclusive” treatment to the consumers in Japan?

Via Softbank
Category Tablet-PDA
              
iPad is SIM-locked to Softbank in Japan
Related Articles


 

0

Samsung introduce the World's first 3D Home Theater in Korea with the HT-C6950W

0

Sony unveils its new waterproof Walkman W and its Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker version.

Comments
 

  • cliaas

    since 1982, Steve Jobs has been known to say one thing and do the opposite.
    (to put it politely) :)

    • cliaas

      sorry…. I meant to say 1983, not 1982. :(

 

0

Panasonic - Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gently

1

World's lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for 'imperceptible electronics'

0

Panasonic - Smartphone-sized portable full body massager

0

Nestlé - KitKat - 2013 summer seasonal special flavors

0

Turn your iPhone 4/4s or 5 into a real pocket camcorder thanks to Donya

0

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

0

LG - Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photo

3

Sharp - Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages data

0

LG - Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio

0

Panasonic – DMC-XS3 – Slim & classic designed Lumix camera

0

Panasonic - DMC-FZ70 - Lumix camera with the world's first 60X optical zoom

0

Japanese Robots: The Seemingly Least Cool Robotics Story of July is a Must-Read!

1

Sony - α58 - DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses

0

Thanko - 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery - Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous model

0

JVC Kenwood - ADIXXION "GC-XA2" - dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action camera

0

NTT docomo - Disney Mobile on docomo F-07E - Disney official smartphone