The Examiner is reporting today that according to some inside sources of theirs as well as an Apple Store manager in Southern California, Apple Store employees might get to put their hands on the iPad as soon as March 10th, or next Wednesday.
The goal is to make them more familiar with the device before its launch, which is "very likely" to happen on 26th. This would apparently concern only the WiFi iPad, while the 3G one might only be launched in April or May.
If true, this would definitely contradict yesterday's rumors about a possible delay due to production issues.
That is going to create quite some jealousy.