We're still holding on to the firehose of iPad news as the official April 3 release date approaches. Here's our latest round-up on iPad availability, apps and accessories.

iPad pre-orders are already on the way via UPS, with eager customers receiving shipping notices [GadgetLab] marking the imminent arrival of 2010's most sought after tech-toy.

Early adopters still agonizing over the list price might find this tidbit encouraging. Taking inflation into account, you can buy 43 iPads for the same price you would have paid for one Apple Lisa personal computer in 1983. [Voucher Codes].

iPad Apps

At least 100 iPad apps are expected to appear immediately. This widget dashboard app from Carnegie Mellon student Rich Hong is just one taste. [Techcrunch]