Apple has recently let the world know that they’re launching the iPad in 9 more countries, starting Friday. The new areas where the slate will land are the following: Hong Kong, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Mexico, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore and New Zealand. The 1.5 pound tablet provides 10 hours of battery life and features you must already know, at this point.

Let’s just hope that this fresh batch of iPads doesn’t surprise us with any software or hardware problems. We expect the pricing in the new release areas to be about the same, ranging from $499 up to $829 for a 64GB iPad WiFi+3G model.

[via BGR]