Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

This Week in Hong Kong’s Tech World

This past Friday, we finally see the release of the Apple iPad in Hong Kong. Due to limited stock available on the local Apple Store and for the local retailers, the price of the imported iPad still remain on the high side, around HK$800-1,000 on top of the official price tag (that’s as of this morning).

The official prices for the iPad released are as follow:

  • 16GB WiFi ~ HK$3,888 (US$498.50) / 16GB WiFi+3G ~ HK$4,888 (US$627.00)
  • 32GB WiFi ~ HK$4,688 (US$601.00) / 32GB WiFi+3G ~ HK$5,688 (US$729.00)
  • 64GB WiFi ~ HK$5,488 (US$704.00) / 64GB WiFi+3G ~ HK$6,488 (US$832.00)

Judging from the price, only the 16GB versions are a bit cheaper than the US release prices whereas for the 32GB and 64GB version, it’s a buck or two higher.

As for the release of the Apple iPhone4 for Hong Kong, the official date is this coming Friday, 30 July 2010.  The iPhone 4 is available at the local Apple Store, SmarTone-Vodaphone stores and selected ThreeHK’s retail outlets. No news on the release price yet.

Meanwhile, across the border over in Shenzhen, tons of iPad-look-alike Android based tablets are flooding shopping malls all over.  Steve from Honkie Town was up in Shenzhen the past weekend and he blogged about it on his latest post. Link here.

July 26, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Hong Kong, iPad, iPhone | , , , , | Leave a comment