Globe Telecom announced that they will offer the new iPad starting May 29 with their Tattoo Data Plans.
"We're very excited to launch the incredible new iPad in the Philippines," said Peter Bithos, senior adviser for Consumer Business of Globe Telecom. "Customers using our network on their new iPad will experience great value Tattoo data plans and amazing speed for an unbeatable user experience."
In it's press release, Globe mentioned that users subscribed on their data plans will be able to enjoy wireless HSPA+ speeds of up to 42Mbps on it's network. Yes, Globe will not have the LTE capable iPad for us. The question that's remaining to be answered yet is where in the Philippines is their 42Mbps HSPA+ network available. It would be better if they will provide a coverage maps for us to check.
For those who has been in a cave, Apple announced the new iPad last March. It comes with a new high-resolution Retina screen at 2048x1536 pixels. It has an upgraded iSight camera at 5 Megapixels with the same sensor as the iPhone 4S. In the US, the new iPad can enjoy fast LTE connectivity.
New 3rd Generation iPad Specifications and Features
9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina™ screen display with 2048x1536 screen resolution @ 264 PPI
5 Megapixels iSight® camera with advanced optics, VGA front-facing camera
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
Apple A5X dual-core processor
Quad-core graphics processor
GPS and A-GPS
HSPA+ up to 42.2 Mbps and DC-HSPA up to 84 Mbps
42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
You can buy your own iPad at Globe Stores or at their website starting on May 29. For those who don't want to be locked with Globe for 2 years, you can get yours on Apple Online Store and Apple Resellers.