The iPad is really a great device to use and I recommend them to every one. At this point in time the iPad is only available for purchase from Appleâ€™s retail and online stores. You can also buy them in Canada a Best Buy and Futureshop as well. Applecare is also available for them as well.
There are also two network options; one with WIFI and a second with both 3G cellular & WIFI. The 3G funtionality adds $130 to the price and a optional monthly service. The available memory sizes relate to storage capacity of the iPad not the performance. Both versions come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations. All the models use only 256 MB of RAM for the operating system. You may find that all of the 3G models and the 64GB Wifi models sell out quickly.
The Apple iPad case, $45, is one of the best cases available and also sells out quickly. The case protects the iPad while you transport it, is easer to hold and folds over to support the iPad in an angled position for typing.
If you’re thinking of getting a 3G model: The current Rogers data plans are 250MB for $15.00/month and 5GB for $35.00/month. These are “no contract” accounts, which means that there is no long term commitment required. You can also switch between plans as many times as you like. Similar plans will also be available for the iPhone 4.0
Apple wants it done so you also sign up with another data provider when you travel. I was surprised to find out that I could not use data roaming while in the US with the Rogers plans – so you may want to check before you leave about your options, if you plan on using the device in the US. Apple wants to make the iPad and iPhone user experience to be as painless as possible. With flexible plans users wonâ€™t be caught by huge data charges.
The iPad is a perfect fit between a smartphone and a computer. If youâ€™re think about it, get one, You wont regret it.