Apple Announces iPad Availability Dates.

On March 5, 2010

Apple announces that the iPad will be available in the US on April 3rd and that pre-ordering online and in-store will begin on March 12th.  In addition, 3G versions of the iPad will be available in late April, but either one will be able to be ordered on March 12th.

International availability for Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK will also happen in late April.

The iBook store will be ready for the April 3rd launch.

Seems like some of the rumors that said the iPad might not make it until April were correct.

Read Apples Official Press Release.