The iPad goes on sale on Saturday, April 3. Apple said today that in addition to be being available at its 221 U.S. retail locations on Saturday, the iPad would also be available from most Best Buy stores, select Apple authorized resellers, and campus bookstores. The company will also hold iPad workshops at its retail stores Saturday to help customers learn more about the device. Apple Suppliers now expect to ship 2.5 million iPads in the first three months alone. Reports this weekend had indicated that any new iPad orders would not begin shipping until April 12, which suggested that pre-orders of the iPad have already been earmarked against all the initial iPad inventory.
Also today: Apple finally gets the "iPad" trademark, Google mobile services begin to go offline in China, Sprint to use Wi-Fi to hook customers into 4G, and more.