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iPad 2 to go take on the 3DS in the UK from day one

Both machines to launch on the 25th of March

Apple has announced the launch date for their iPad 2 and it will be going toe-to-toe with Nintendo's 3DS.

The iPad 2 will be launched in the UK on the 25th of March, the very same day as Nintendo's revolutionary new handheld goes on sale.

Steve Jobs himself unveiled their next generation of tablet device and confirmed that it will go on sale in the US on March the 11th, 16 days before the 3DS launches Stateside.

Jobs said as he revealed the shiny new tablet: "Add all these features up, and we think 2011 is going to be the year of iPad 2."

Thanks MCV.