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After weeks of anticipation, the iPad 2 has finally gone of sale in the UK today (Friday March 25th).

Apple has launched its second-generation tablet computer in 25 countries around the world including Britain, one week after releasing the device in the US.

Around one million iPad 2 handsets are believed to have been sold during the first week, as consumers looked to upgrade their tablets or purchase a device for the first time.

Consumers in France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Spain are among those able to buy an iPad 2 from today, while shoppers in New Zealand and Australia were the first to snap up new devices.

But concerns have been raised over Apple's ability to meet initial customer demand, particularly in light of last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The iPad 2 - which is available with wireless broadband and 3G mobile broadband services - is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and offers two cameras to enable video chat.

A number of UK internet service providers including Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and 3 are offering second-generation Apple tablets with mobile broadband deals.

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