Apple has this morning announced that the iPad will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore this Friday, July 23rd, via Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers in each specific country. Apple says that all models will be available in all nine countries. That will make 19 countries in total where people can enjoy full-on iPad goodness, with the UK, US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland being the other 10 who already have Apple's tablet.
Apple says that the iPad will be rolling out to "many more" countries later in the year, and that it will announce availability and local pricing for the additional countries at a later date.
Overall this could be another big week for Apple (when isn't it a big week for Apple?!), as it's set to report its fiscal third-quarter results on Tuesday, after the stock market closes, which will include those all-important iPad sales figures.