Target will be carrying the Apple's iPad line in their 1743 stores beginning October 3rd, 2010. The press release mentioned that they will have the entire iPad line, starting with 16GB Wi-Fi model starting at $499.99, the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi+3G models. on their shelves.
Even though iPad is not the first computer tablet, it holds the crown at the moment. But a slew of Android Tablets and Windows 7 based tablets are encroaching the lucrative arena. Most iPad users browse the web, read and send e-mail, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music or play games With iBooks, many people carry their books around as well. The battery life lasting up to 10 hours, it is the perfect carry all digital pouch for many people, who are able to pay the price.“Target is very excited to offer the revolutionary iPad to our guests nationwide, We are committed to providing our guests with the best products and we think iPad will be at the top of our guests’ holiday shopping lists.” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target.
The said competition is coming up with cheaper, better (depends on your view of better) and smaller for easy handling. Perhaps Steve Jobs will drop the price when likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 Froyo based tablet hit the market.