Just a quick update to say — the iPad will be available on April 3rd, which is a week later than the rumors. From Apple:
Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
Beginning a week from today, on March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store (www.apple.com) or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3, at an Apple retail store.
I’m happy there’s a pre-order option. I can see how it might be fun to camp out in line, but personally I want mine reserved for me.
(thanks to Steph for the info!)