The Apple iPad 3G has received the stamp of approval from the Chinese regulatory bodies and this potentially opens up a huge market for the touchscreen tablet.
As you’d expect, the Apple iPad 3G is the company’s tablet but with integrated mobile data radios inside. China has been notorious for not allowing certain technologies in its country, so there was a little bit of doubt that this tablet would be able to come to the country with integrated 3G.
Now that it has received approval, it should just be a matter of time before the Apple iPad 3G goes on sale in China. It’s probably going to be quite expensive, as it costs more than $600 in the United States, but there’s a chance that it could be picked up by a Chinese carrier and subsidized.
The move could really boost Apple’s incredible bottom line, as the company said it sold 7.3 million iPad units last quarter alone. That gave the company more than 14 million tablet sales for 9 months in 2010 and that blew away even the most ardent fanboy’s predictions.
The company also mentioned the growth in the Asian markets during its earnings call and this approval could also help that.