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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 3, 2010

iPad leaves Hawaii buyers giddy

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Employees help out shoppers with the Apple iPad at Kahala Mall today. The iPad went on sale nationwide this morning.

REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Excitement was high today as Apple's iPad went on sale in Hawaii and nationwide.

Only a handful of people were in line at Kahala Mall shortly after 5 a.m., but the line grew as the morning wore on.

Eventually, dozens of people were patiently waiting in line at Kahala Mall for their turn in the Apple store.

The iPad, bigger than an iPhone but smaller than a laptop, can be used to surf the Internet, read digital books, watch videos and play games.

As soon as they had their iPads, giddy owners tried out their apps.

Analysts say Apple could sell more than 7 million of the computer tablets worldwide this year.

The device sells for $499 and up.