Apple reminds us today that the new iPad tablet device will be available in all 221 US Apple retail stores and most Best Buy stores this Saturday, April 3, beginning at 9 a.m.! With all the hype surrounding Apple's new "magical" iPad, you were probably already aware of the release date, but this confirms that it's official. Starting at $499, the iPad and its Multi-touch user interface lets you browse the web, read and send email, view and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and more.
Apple just put up a bunch of iPad guided tour videos which looked pretty impressive to me, and there's also that iPad App Store demo video we saw earlier today. At just 0.5 inches thick, weighing 1.5 pounds, and delivering up to 10 hours of battery life, the iPad is looking like the next big success for Apple.