I ordered it on Black Friday, sitting in a hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, where I had taken my family for a two day getaway over Thanksgiving break. I opted for the 16GB model with 3G networking. I haven’t had the occasion to use 3G on it yet, and I don’t expect to anytime soon, but I figure it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Someday I’ll likely be somewhere without wifi and then I’ll activate the 3G.
Anyway, the iPad arrived the following Wednesday, and I’ve been using it heavily ever since. The battery life is amazing, watching videos is great, and overall it’s just a joy to use.
I haven’t purchased iPad versions of many apps yet (only Reeder, which is my absolute favorite RSS app these days), but a lot of my apps are universal, so the iPad version is built-in. Very cool. I honestly don’t mind most of iPhone games on the iPad, since i just run them double screen.
In fact, I’m writing this blog entry on my iPad right now, and i just used it to activate the Christmas theme on my blog. 🙂