It’s finally here. The moment we’ve been waiting for since that emotion filled day back on January 27, 2010 when the iPad became an official announcement, instead of a mythical object of speculation. The iPad is available today!

We at 148Apps have a few app and game suggestions to help make the first day with your iPad a day of happiness and celebration. Here is a list of 20 of apps and games we plan to be checking out today:

Apps

Marvel ComicsMarvel Comics
Introducing the MARVEL COMICS app, a revolutionary new way to experience the Marvel Universe on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes! Download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters -— including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more — on your mobile device with the touch of a button. [ App Store ]

analyticsAnalytics HD
The premier app for Google Analytics, Analytics App, now debuts on the iPad as Analytics HD! See charts and reports like you’ve never seen them before, and share them in a meeting! Analytics HD brings all your important stats in a simple and efficient interface, faster and easier than checking Google Analytics from your browser! [ App Store ]

Brushes screenshotBrushes – iPad Edition
This updated iPhone and iPod Touch classic makes great use of the enhanced iPad features, making it a great opening day seller. Featuring an advanced color picker, high quality brushes, layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device. [ App Store ]

NetflixNetflix
Get Netflix on your iPad. Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix. This has been a long time coming, and movie and television enthusiast should be really excited that the iPad will have Netflix capability. [ App Store ]

Popular SciencePopular Science +
Welcome to the future now. Popular Science + is the new digital version of Popular Science magazine—more beautiful, more immersive and more fun to read than ever. Popular Science + delivers all the content from the print issue, completely reimagined and redesigned for the iPad, with an intuitive navigation that lets you effortlessly explore each issue. [ App Store ]

Instapaper ProInstapaper Pro
Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch’s screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines! Now with iPad support, this app has increased its usefulness with a larger reading screen and added functionality. [ App Store ]

Things screenshotThings for iPad
Effortlessly manage to-dos, notes, due dates, and projects. A smart today list and the scheduling feature allow you to work as effectively as possible – every day. Things for iPad brings huge improvements by utilizing the real-estate expansion of the iPad to allow users to manage more information from one screen. [ App Store ]

Pages screenshotPages (iWork)
This app was shown at the keynote speech back in January and we’ve been excited to see it ever since. Pages has everything you need to create and share documents, including beautiful Apple-designed templates, easy-to-use formatting options, and advanced layout tools. [ App Store ]

numbers screenshotNumbers (iWork)
Like pages, we’ve been waiting for Numbers with the same amount of anticipation. Numbers has everything you need to organize data, perform calculations, and manage lists. And you can do it all with just a few taps. [ App Store ]

iMockupsiMockups
Mockups provides designers and developers with the ability to quickly draft wireframes for their websites and iPhone/iPad apps. Created exclusively for the iPad, iMockups combines a beautiful interface with intuitive functionality, taking full advantage of the breakthrough touchscreen device.
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articles screenshotArticles (Wikipedia)
This exciting take on Wikipedia searches provides an attractive interface and unique features, making it both informative and a lot of fun. Just enter a search term and let Articles find the Wikipedia entry you are looking for. Use the integrated maps feature to learn about interesting places and historic events around your current location, or anywhere else in the world. Or simply shake your device and let Articles find an entry for you.
[ App Store ]

Wolfram AlphaWolfram Alpha
Another exciting reference app, designed along the same lines as Ask.com. Find out how much vitamin C is in a bowl of ice cream. Learn what European country has the fourth largest population of children. Compute solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations. Discover what is overhead as you gaze up at the stars. Finally crack that crossword puzzle. [ App Store ]

Games

zb2Zen Bound 2
This game could easily be the most beautiful game release for the iPad. It’s has some amazing textures and lighting effects. Great music and sound as well. And after you have picked up your jaw, you’ll realize that it’s a pretty fantastic puzzle game as well. [ App Store ]

geometry warsGeometry Wars
I spent hours of time on this game with my Xbox 360. To see it come to the iPad means a significant loss in productivity. Geometry Wars™: Touch utilizes higher graphics and faster processing to enhance the game experience and immerse players deeper into non-stop shooter pandemonium. This is sure to be the must have game for the iPad. [ App Store ]

Flight Control HDFlight Control HD
If you were addicted to Flight Control on iPhone, wait until you see it in glorious HD! The App Store classic has landed on iPad with new ways to play and beautiful new graphics. If you’ve never played Flight Control before, now is the perfect time to find out what you’ve been missing! [ App Store ]

Mirror's EdgeMirror’s Edge
The anticipation behind this game is enough to push anyone to check it out. This previously expected pocket sized iDevice is making its debut on the iPad instead, and expect EA to put out a quality experience with the enhanced functionality of the iPad.
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Int classicsIntellivision Classics
Old time gaming meets state of the art technology in this collection of games from the old Intellivision Console. The iPads expanded size makes lends itself nicely to hours of enjoyment that is sure to bring you back to the younger years of gaming. [ App Store ]

touchgrindTouchgrind HD
The innovative finger controls together with true physics simulation let you pull off tricks like ollies, shuvits, kickflips, heelflips, impossibles, 5-0, 50-50, crooks, smithgrinds, boardslides, tailslides, darkslides etc in endless combinations. The enhanced graphics coupled with two player local mode make this iPad title fun for individual and party settings. [ App Store ]

iBlast MokiiBlast Moki HD
iBlast Moki has been completely redesigned for the iPad with high-definition graphics. This award winning physics puzzler makes full use of the iPad and is sure to provide as great an experience as it did on other iDevices. [ App Store ]

PvZPlants vs Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies comes from the fertile minds that created Bejeweled, Peggle, Bookworm, Zuma and many more all-time favorites. Better graphics, larger screen, same great game play. The game that topped the charts as one of the fastest selling iDevice games of all time makes its way to the iPad. [ App Store ]

scrabbleScrabble
THE BEST SCRABBLE EVER, DESIGNED JUST FOR iPAD™! Enjoy the fantastically fun game you know and love with stunning new HD graphics, quick, easy play and incredible exclusive features. America’s favorite word game is now an iPad essential! Use your iPod Touch or Iphone as a tile rack and connect to the iPad remotely, great for group play! [ App Store ]
And get the companion app, Scrabble Tile Rack for your iPhone — keep your tiles on your iPhone, away from prying eyes. [ App Store ]

Now, lock yourselves into your offices, bedrooms, vehicles, wherever is best for some peace and quiet. Sit back, enjoy your experience, and if you end up taking a break, let us know your first impressions of iPad apps!

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