Apple has said or more specifically Steve Jobs has said the iPad is coming out sometime toward the end of March.  The latest rumor from say they have some sources reporting the iPad will be coming to store at 6PM Friday March 26th.

The Examiner has also made a similar post which claims that Apple employees will get a chance to see the iPad on March 10th for training for the release on March 26th.

If the 26th of March is the date we should see pre-orders come available fairly soon as the launch is only a few weeks away.