taking Apple iPad preorders (UPDATE: They’re gone) taking Apple iPad preorders (UPDATE: They’re gone)

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Here’s an odd one… While Apple is yet to accept preorders on the iPad, Amazon’s German site is happily taking them.

Props to The Inquisitr for spotting that is offering all six varieties of the device at prices ranging from €499 to €829. From what we can see, no other Amazon site is currently listing the device.

Supposedly, the device will ship in 2-3 months, tying in with what we’ve been hearing elsewhere. While is perfectly reputable, we’ll be holding out for the official Apple preorder announcement.

You can catch our complete guide to everything Steve Jobs announced yesterday over here.

UPDATE: Looks like someone at Amazon flipped a switch a bit too soon. Thanks to the commenter below who spotted that the Amazon’s iPad preorders are now gone. Looks like you’ll have to hold out for official word from Cupertino on this one, folks!

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