The ipad is available all over the world but seriously don't buy the first version. When things don't work you will call customer service and you will become their debugging tools to help make future versions better.
New iphone is around the corner and this is a product that should be worth getting provided the price isn't too high. HTC phones using Google Android seem to offer a decent value and might be a better alternative to the iphone.
So summer shopping list should be HTC or new Iphone. For the ipad save your money for the next generation ipad.