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by Annette Espinoza
DenverPost.com

Five minutes before the Apple retail store opened at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Cherry Creek mall, loud cheers and applause erupted from store employees who ran around giving high-fives to eager customers who had lined up long before the doors opened.

They wanted be the first to buy the iPad, the computer giant’s latest and heavily hyped electronic gadget.

Two lines were formed, one to the right with shoppers who had reserved iPads in advance and a second for those who had not.

Technology fans couldn’t wait to get their hands on the device, which features a 9.7-inch multi-touch screen, e-book reader, virtual keyboard and ultra-speedy processor. The entire enchilada can handle 150,000 applications and games that originally had been designed for the iPhone. Users can also e-mail, surf the Web and view and show photos.
Thomas Howard, an iPad shopper, didn’t reserve the gadget, but, after a fitful night, he managed to score a second spot in line.

“Yes, it’s the device, but it’s Apple, it’s a company that produces products for people like me, an Apple nerd,” said Howard, a program director at the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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