First iPad Commercial Debuts During Oscars

Apple's first iPad commercial made its debut appearance during the Oscars event on Sunday. The ad follows the formula used in many iPhone commercials where features are quickly highlighted, such as viewing photos, managing email messages, and reading books.

The iPad is a tablet form-factor device with a 9.7-inch multitouch display. It runs a version of the iPhone OS, is compatible with most iPhone apps, can play movies and music, works as an ebook reader, includes built-in Wi-Fi support, and more.

Apple's first iPad commercial.

The iPad is available 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models with Wi-Fi only, or Wi-Fi and 3G wireless data support.

Apple introduced the iPad during a special media event in January, and will begin taking pre-orders for the multimedia tablet on March 12. The Wi-Fi version will be available on April 3, and the Wi-Fi plus 3G version will be available by the end of the month.

The iPad commercial is available at Apple's iPad Web site in QuickTime format.