iPad Makes Early Appearance at the Grammy Awards

Apple's iPad made a surprise appearance at tonight's 52nd annual Grammy Awards when Stephen Colbert pulled out an iPad to read the nominees for song of the year.

The iPad was clearly a real unit that must have been provided by Apple. The screen rotated as expected to match the device's orientation. Apple launched the iPad just last week but the product has not yet gone on sale. The iPad is expected to start shipping in late March.