The iPad has gone international but the Asian market will be faced with a choice of two very similarly named options: the United States’ iPad or China’s new product, the iPed. And when I say similar, they really do almost look similar in looks.

The packaging looks almost the same, the tablet casing looks almost the same. Man … almost all looks the same except for maybe the operating system that runs it and the name of the product. The iPed is also heavier than the iPad but what the heck, it sells for around $105 while Apple’s iPad goes for a whopping $536 in nearby Japan (where the iPad just launched).

The iPed ironically, runs the Google Android operating system. The price difference is astounding and unless someone finds a fatal flaw with the iPed fast, there could be some real intense tablet competition. And we all know Android is one stable operating system.

So, which would you buy? An iPad with even no USB slot? Or an iPed (which actually has one).

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