The rumor is true: Target will begin selling the iPad in October. Reuters is reporting today that the official release date will be October 2nd, and Target will have all six models.
The launch will make Target the fourth vendor to sell iPads in the US, along with Best Buy, Micro Center, and Apple. Target is a discount chain here in the US with locations from coast to coast. There are many areas that have a Target but not an Apple Store, so this move will get the device physically in front of more users than Apple could.
Good luck to Apple and Target on their partnership.