iStores in South Africa have started selling iPads with WiFi Hotspot devices that can be used on the cellular network of your choice.
The Huawei E5 device is a similair size as a 3G dongle that you would normally use but doesn't use any cables to connect. It connects to your selected mobile carrier and then creates a wireless network that can be used by 5 different devices to connect to the internet.
The device can be purchased from any iStore in South Africa for R1499.
Here are the option with an iPad
16GB iPad - R5599
32GB iPad - R6599
64GB iPad - R7599
This is an awesome idea however there are some limitations to this device. It you are considering this option I suggest you go with the MiFi device or wait until Apple release the next software update for all iOS devices that will enable you to create a hotspot from your iPhone or iPad.
on 2011-02-22 13:04 by Apple News
The prices display above are actually the exact same as buying a 3G version of the iPad, which with the next software update will allow you to do what this device is offering. I suggest you don't buy one and wait for the software update.
3G contracts are not included in this price and will add extra fees.