If you’re living in China, you might be in for a treat as Apple’s new iPad with 3G capabilites could be officially going on sale soon. This comes from reports via the Wall Street Journal that China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has provided Apple with a mandatory license for a 3G compatible device, leading them to believe that it could be for none other than the new iPad. For those wondering, the WiFi version of the iPad is currently available although for those looking to hook onto cellular networks via 3G are still waiting for the 3G compatible version, although that wait could be ending soon.
Unfortunately for those hoping for an LTE version, due to the lack of established LTE networks in China, the fastest speeds that these iPads will be able to obtain on a carrier’s network in China will most likely be limited to 3G. We have to admit that this clearance is slightly odd given Apple’s current legal battle with Proview over the iPad trademark, but either way if you’re looking forward to the 3G iPad in China, China Unicom (the official iPad carrier) will most likely be the carrier you’ll want to head to in order to get your hands on the tablet.