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judyz, I assume you know you will need a Rogers SIM card and I wouldn't be surprised if you have a few issues around the Canadian App store until the iPad2 is released.

Good luck and let us know if you get one!
 

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I have a unactivated Rogers sim and a pair of scissors so I am all set ;)

I will have to see how the app store works out. In the absolute worst possible case I would be able to activate it the same day it is released in Canada. I fully expect it not to be too much of an issue.
 

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When I got my Blackberry I thought it was pretty cool. Then my wife got her iPhone 4 and I was immediately jealous. The only advantage my Blackberry has over her phone is that my bills are payed for by my employer :p

I can't see me buying an iPad for myself but I can see me getting one for the wife to replace her netbook giving me a chance to mess with it. My next personal portable purchase will most likely be a Sandy Bridge laptop 13-15".
 

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While I might not like their highly restrictive software, and putting aside the screw-up with the iPhone 4's antenna, Apple consistently designs and builds some pretty remarkable devices. The iPad 2's component layout alone is incredibly compact for a device with an almost 10 inch screen and a 10 hour running time.
 

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1) The AT&T iPad2 should also work with Bell/Telus HSPA (you're not limited to Robbers)

2) I doubt there will be much of an issue with the Canadian iTunes store and activation. After all I have all of our iOS devices activated with both (as some apps aren't available in Can). Works fine except you need to put in the US iTunes password to download updates to those apps not available in Canada.

3) Speculation is that there might be some sort of minor incremental upgrade to make an iPad3 or maybe just 2.5 in the fall as they need to move this thing into a fall release schedule for Christmas sales. I guess swap places with the iPod event/releases.

4) I've also been using the iPad1 tethered to the iPhone 3GS via Bluetooth - works great!

5) Warranty of a US bought device in Canada should be a non-issue. I'm always doing it the other way around with Canadian bought Macs and iPods having no issue at all with support/warranty/even trades in the US stores.
 

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I ordered mine on Friday at 1:30am from the Apple US online store and it was showing 3-5 days to ship (the package has since shipped and it's now in HK in transit). A few hours later it was showing 2-3 weeks to ship. Now it's 3-4 weeks. Wow, I am glad I did not wait until the morning and stayed up.

(I am having it shipped to a US based mail receiving business, in case you were wondering)
 

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Piper Jaffray: iPad 2 totally sold out, 70% to new buyers

From http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/13/piper-jaffray-ipad-2-totally-sold-out-70-to-new-buyers/

Munster is sticking with his estimate of 400,000 to 500,000 iPad 2s sold, compared with 300,000 iPad 1s in its first weekend last year.

70% of iPad 2 buyers were new to the iPad, compared with 23% of iPhone 4 buyers who were new to the iPhone at launch.
I honestly thought the sales numbers would be lower than last year's and that upgrades would be about 40-50% of the purchases based upon the fact that the majority of people specifically wanting an iPad already had one.
 

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Wow. That's a lot of iPad 2's sold.

The numbers still amaze me.
 
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