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NTT Docomo to start selling the iPad

Kyodo

NTT Docomo Inc. will start selling Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer soon, a senior official at the mobile phone carrier said Wednesday.

The company will offer the product “in the not-too-distant future,” Senior Executive Vice President Kazuto Tsubouchi said. It will do so by the next-March end of the current fiscal year, according to a company official.

Japan’s largest carrier began selling Apple’s iPhone smartphones in September, well after competitors KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp.

While KDDI and Softbank already carry the newest model of the iPad that was released earlier this month, NTT Docomo has so far said it is “considering” it.