The iPad 2, which will be launched in the UK on Friday at 1700GMT, will also be available from T-Mobile from £199 as long as you sign up to a two-year contract.

According to the Geeky Gadgets website, T-Mobile will only offer the 16GB 3G + Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2.

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Existing T-Mobile customers will have to sign up to a £25 per month, 2-year contract and pay £199 upfront whilst customers new to T-Mobile will have to pay £27 per month for two years, plus £229 up front for the 16GB 3G + Wi-Fi iPad 2.

At the time of writing, none of the other mobile operators, including T-Mobile's Everything Everywhere counterpart Orange, have confirmed pricing for their iPad 2 deals. Indeed, other than T-Mobile only Orange and Three have said they will be selling the iPad 2, with O2 and Vodafone seemingly only planning to offer data plans for the device.

T-Mobile said that it will begin taking orders for the iPad 2 at 1700GMT on Friday online and over the phone.

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Those wanting to get a Wi-Fi only version of the iPad 2 or buy their device direct from Apple can order the device from the Apple Store from 0100GMT on Friday, with the device going on sale in Apple Stores and other selected retailers from 1700GMT.

Pricing for the Wi-Fi only model is as follows: £399.00 inc VAT for the 16GB model, £479.00 inc VAT for the 32GB model, £559.00 inc VAT for the 64GB model.

The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of £499.00 inc VAT for the 16GB model, £579.00 inc VAT for the 32GB model and £659.00 inc VAT for the 64GB model.

The good news for UK customers is that the iPad 2 costs less than the original iPad - in some cases by £55. Apple has since been selling the original iPad at a discount, though according to the Apple Store website the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi only versions are now both out of stock.