25 More Countries Get iPad 2 on Friday

Apple announced on Tuesday that it will be launching the iPad 2 in 25 additional countries on Friday, March 25. Like the U.S. launch, customers will be able to purchase the multimedia tablet starting at 5PM local time, and online sales will start at 1AM.

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Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus 3G models will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. The iPad will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and other countries in April.

Apple began selling the iPad 2 in the U.S. on March 11 and quickly ran out of inventory, raising questions about the company’s ability to expand sales into other countries any time soon.

The new iPad model includes a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, is thinner and lighter than the first generation model, includes a built-in gyroscope along with front and rear-facing digital cameras, sports a 1GHz dual-core A5 processor, and more.