Did a mini interview by Kenny Chee of My Paper (我报) regarding EpiCentre taking pre-order for iPad. I have negative views on this as EpiCentre did not do a great job last year when they handle the pre-order for iPhone 3GS and end up those who pre-order with them got it later than SingTel customers. It will be fine if you pre-order the iPad WiFi version but for the iPad 3G + WiFi version, there might be a chance that it will be given to telecos first.

my paper (我报) is Singapore’s first free chinese newspaper, launched on 1 June 2006, is designed for bilingual, young adults aged 20-40, who have been exposed to Western and Chinese cultures and want their voices to be heard.

Here is a snippet of the interview within the article:

Web engineer Lester Chan, 26, said he would rather buy the iPad from Apple directly. He said he did not want to make a pre-order without a launch date in sight and miss out on the de-
vice if another retailer starts sell- ing the iPad earlier.

You can read the full article here.

Thank you Kenny if you are reading this.