Apple iPad hits Canada late April

Apple announced today that it will release the WiFi enabled iPad on April 3rd in the US. Later in April, both the wi-fi and 3G versions of the iPad will be released internationally to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The US wi-fi version will be priced at $499US.

The iPad, which is being touted as the ultimate entertainment device, will come with free iBook software and will likely give both Amazon (Kindle) and Sony (eReader) a good run for their money. The eBook industry made about 60 million dollars in sales for 2009, up from 18 million in 2008. At this growth rate, 2010 could generate well over 100 million in sales.

I’ve recently purchased several hard cover books; however I can see myself switching to digital books using the iPad. While I see the benefits digital books and digital readers, I’ve never been sold on the idea of needing a specific device for this. I demo’d the Sony eReader at the 2009 Massive Tech Show, but couldn’t see myself running out to buy one. It might sound silly, but I wasn’t excited about lugging it around. Traditional books seemed just as good to me. I am, however, sold on a device that gives me access to my email, the morning news, my favorite Malcolm Gladwell books, and a plethora of apps. Actually, the thought of it makes me think I’ve died and gone to heaven 😉



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  1. Denese Aulabaugh
    Denese Aulabaugh 31 March, 2010, 01:16

    Hey, I read all your posts, keep them coming.

  2. iPad Forum
    iPad Forum 6 April, 2010, 10:33

    im loving the ipad personally. what do you think of it now? was it upto your standards?

  3. Noah Carlye
    Noah Carlye 22 April, 2010, 13:55

    Lol did you hear in regards to the guy shedding the prototype of the model new Iphone lol Apple should Pwn him straight away.

  4. techlinz
    techlinz 22 April, 2010, 13:58

    yes! CRAZY. rumor has it that the apple employee that allowed it to leak was fired.

    I got a sneak peak of the OS4 the other day, Some cool features, but overall not quite as exciting as I was hoping for.

  5. Ester Kaeser
    Ester Kaeser 24 March, 2013, 09:05

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  6. Princess
    Princess 8 June, 2013, 01:04

    All three links work from here. Try refreshing the page since your conemmt is time stamped at the same moment the post uploaded. It may not have finished loading.

  7. Drsaif
    Drsaif 10 June, 2013, 02:34

    Some will others won’t. Most will be able to as it’s the same iOS but some when you sync may come up with a msegase saying This app is only compatible with iPad’.

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