Orange UK today announced subsidised iPad’s on Contract. A Press Release stated that Orange “would offer new purchase options for iPad users, including more affordable prices when purchased with a data service plan”.

We spoke to the Orange Press Office but they have no details at the moment on how much the subsidy might be. We have however heard a rumour that the 16GB 3G iPad could be down to as little as £200 on an 18 month contract.

No word yet from any of the other UK networks as to whether they will be offering similar deals, but it was back in August we first started asking where contract iPads were.

Update: Orange now have a page up to register your interest in an iPad on contract.