April 14, 2010 / 6:52 PM / 8 years ago

Rogers to offer iPad in Canada at end of May

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Rogers Communications Inc said on Wednesday that it will begin offering Apple Inc’s popular iPad tablet computer in Canada by the end of May.

Rogers, which owns Canada’s biggest wireless carrier, said it will have price plans for all iPad models at that time.

Earlier on Wednesday, Apple said it would delay by one month an international roll-out of its iPad due to strong demand and brisk sales in the United States. Some 500,000 devices were sold in the week after iPod’s April 3 launch.

Apple said it plans to announce international pricing and begin taking online orders on May 10, and iPads will reach store shelves by the end of May.

Rogers was the first carrier in Canada to introduce Apple’s iPhone in June 2008. After its initial data plans drew a wave of criticism, Rogers added a lower-priced option.

Shares of Rogers were up 27 Canadian cents at C$34.23 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

($1=$1 Canadian)

Reporting by Susan Taylor

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