The iPad Arrives: Mobile Toy or Mobile Tool?

The Apple iPad mobile device just arrived on the scene, and all the early-adopter geek guys and gals are dissecting its features, capabilities and overall value. But, as with most mobile tools aimed initially at consumers, the iPad will no doubt eventually find its way into the small business arena.

So we’re keeping an eye on this developing trend to see when and how small business owners put the iPad to work. In the meantime, Datamation has the details on iPad’s debut.

Apple initially promised the iPad would be available by the end of March, but a short time later had to slightly revise that estimate to April 3. That small glitch and reports that some users are having trouble with the device’s Wi-Fi connectivity are about the only hiccups in an otherwise stellar launch.

Following its release Saturday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said it had sold over 300,000 iPads after the first day. That total includes delivery of iPads that were pre-ordered as well as via stores.

Read the complete iPad Launch: All Systems, Mostly, Go article

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