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Be Quick! Apple iPad 64GB Only £279 Until 1700 Today

Currys has cut the price of the Apple iPad tablet (opens in new tab) (64GB Wi-Fi only) down to £279, a saving of £100 off its suggested selling price and a clear sign that Apple may finally be deciding to clear out first generation iPad tablets ahead of the launch in the near future of the iPad 3.

The clear out is part of Curry's 100 hour price crash and will last until 1700 today or until stocks last. Note that the tablet is only available for home delivery and cannot be reserved instore.

We reported yesterday how DSGi was selling the 64GB 3G iPad for only £395, a massive discount compared to its original price and cheaper than the cheapest iPad 2.

The latter is an evolution of a best-seller rather than a radical new design. The old iPad has a single core A4 SoC, 256MB RAM, no cameras and a thicker profile. But it still has the same 9.7-inch 1024x768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display.

At £279, this is by far the cheapest 64GB tablet on the market, ideal if you're looking for a big capacity device. Its even cheaper than the 32GB Motorola XOOM tablet which, with a 32GB microSD card, is likely to cost more than £360.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.