I'm certainly not one to go stand in line with all the fanatics, but with the looming component shortage from Japan, I'm half tempted to stand out in the cold for this one. My preference is to wait a couple of weeks when I'm in Oregon (no sales tax + favourable exchange rate means about a $100 savings on a 64GB 3G model)...it appears retailer Best Buy is gearing up to launch the tablet in Canada this coming Friday, March 25. The company appears to have learned from the US experience where Best Buy had a small number of iPad 2s at hand while customers waited in lines outside Apple stores for hours only to be told the device sold out. In other words, Canadians should expect a more orderly iPad 2 experience at Best Buy’s retail stores.
At any rate, its good to know the international launch is still on for Canada.