It’s a drop in the bucket compared to the iPhone’s 175,000 apps, but it’s not a bad start


UPDATE: A few hours after this was posted, the iPad App Store went live. When we counted them at 7 p.m. EST, there were 2,546 apps arrayed over 15 pages.

– – –, which seems to have better access than anybody else to Apple’s AAPL secret stash of iPad apps, cracked open the App Store vault Thursday morning and offered readers a peek the first 1,350 iPad applications — complete with live links and current prices.

We’ve pasted a snapshot of first page below the fold. Click on it (or click here) to get the real thing.

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