The iPhone backup extractor works for the iPad also. The application will extract files from the backups that iTunes automatically makes of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. You can recover SMS histories, contact lists, call histories, photographs, notes, app hiscores, debug info and other data that might otherwise be able to recover.
The registered version can automatically convert the extracted SQLite databases into CSV format, so they can be easily imported into Excel, Outlook, or Webmail.
If you want to put the data back on the device you can load it into Outlook, iTunes, MobileMe etc. and sync the device.
You can download the Windows or Mac here.