Sure, everybody and their kid brother are busy launching tablet-style computers at Computex in Taiwan this week. But you know who already has a tablet on the market? Apple, that’s who. And apparently the thing is still selling like hotcakes, 2 months after launch. Today Apple announced that iPad sales have topped 2 million in less than 60 days.
The company sold about a million iPads in the first month after the tablet launched on April 3rd. So it looks like Apple is selling about a million iPads a month, which ain’t bad.
Of course, the iPad just started shipping internationally this week, so we’re still sort of looking at opening weekend box office-style figures. There’s no telling whether these sales figures are anywhere near sustainable. It could be that nearly every US customer who wanted an iPad rushed out and bought one in the first month, and we’re starting to see the same hting happen in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
Maybe next month Apple won’t sell any iPads at all. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Something tells me that as Asus, MSI, and other ocmpanies get ready to bring their own tablets to market, Apple is going to continue to be the elephant in the room.
Yeah, like the Notion Ink Adam. I can’t wait to get my hands on that thing and test drive it.
There are other display technologies coming at the end of 2010 that will work great for tablets. These things are just now getting to the point where technology can make them truly useful–displays, voice recognition, cloud, PNaCl, etc.
looking forward for many tablets running Pixel Qi, that will be better than the iPad, and many running Android and many other Linux distros.
Apple Tablet, or any tablet really… is just a toy, as you need a real keyboard for any business work or typing.
However, a netbook that has 12-18 hours of battery per charge, with the CPU turning off, Pixel Qi screen (with 1366×768 resolution using gorilla glass), AA battery, mesh networking, carbon fiber case, keyboard keys lighting or reflective glowing letters for low light, or airplane use, is not available?
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