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iPad over sells expectations……up to 700,000 units sold…..

Long lines of tablet-hungry crowds greeted the iPad’s official release yesterday–but how many did Apple actually sell?

Brainstorm Tech reports Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s sales estimates for iPad’s first day:

In a report to clients issued Saturday night, Munster’s estimated that by midnight Sunday, Apple will have sold 600,000 to 700,000 iPads, including pre-orders — more than double his relatively conservative pre-launch estimate of 200,000 to 300,000. (Other analysts had published estimates of 300,000 to 400,000.)

By comparison, Apple reportedly took 74 days to sell one million iPhone when the gadget first debuted. The iPhone 3G and Phone 3GS each took just three days to sell the first million units.

More……..

That’s a lot of first weekeend sales….

Darn…

I might get one myself come the summer…when the first bugs are worked out, $600?

….that’s a steal!

More on the first day sales……

CNET’s got a team covering the launch: Greg Sandoval in New York City, Erica Ogg and James Martin in San Francisco, and Josh Lowensohn in Palo Alto, Calif. Follow along with our live blog below.

Sandoval, 8:15 a.m. EDT at New York’s Fifth Avenue Apple Store: In the final hours before the iPad went on sale, the line out in front of the store saw a little controversy.

Greg Packer, the retired highway worker who says he began waiting in line since Tuesday to ensure he would be first to walk out with the device, learned on Friday that those who had preordered an iPad would be first to enter.

More from CNET……

http://cdn15.castfire.com/video/78/500/1630/280869/news_2010-04-03-115119-1133-3-4-0.1133.m4v?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.cnet.com%2F8301-17938_105-20001601-1.html

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April 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Education, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

iPad WiFi will ship April 3rd……

Apple iPad announcement

Apple announced on Friday that the Wi-Fi versions of its long-awaited iPad will arrive April 3 in stores in the United States. The models that can tap into AT&T’s 3G wireless data network will be available in late April.

Customers can pre-order the iPad on Apple’s Web site beginning next Friday.

Apple’s tablet computer is expected to ship with 12 new applications designed specifically for the device, and it will run almost all of the more than 150,000 applications available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Apple has been aiming the iPad squarely at e-book readers like Amazon.com’s Kindle. And in its news release Friday, Apple said that an updated version of its iBooks app that will include Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download on April 3 in the United States, with additional countries to be added later.

The company has been aggressively recruiting personnel for the new iBookstore, listing a variety of iBook-related job openings on its corporate job board — including “Manager, iBooks Asia Pacific & Canada,” “Independent Publisher Acct. Mgr., iBookstore” and a “Merchandising Manager, iBookstore.”

Apple said that pricing for the device will be the same as it initially announced in January:

iPad will be available in Wi-Fi models on April 3 in the United States for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad will be sold in the United States through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Apple said the iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and 3G models in late April in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with more countries added later this year.

More…….

This should be interesting….since there are similar products out there…will the Apple name  and aura sell this?

March 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Pogie Awards from the New York Times for the best tech ideas……

He, he, he….the Awards is named after the author, DAVID POGUE , of the piece, in the New York Times……..

The winners are!

– Droid Docks……

–  ITYPE2GO

–  MIFI

–  SAMSUNG DUAL-SCREEN CAMERA

–  NIKON PROJECTOR CAM

– BING POP-UP PREVIEWS

–  PALM PRE DATA CONSOLIDATION

–  FIND MY PHONE

–  READABILITY

If I can find the time….I’m gonna check these out and get back to everyone here………

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Entertainment, Media | , , , | Leave a comment

For the Holidays….the BEST gadgets!…..

Don’t know what to get someone….Or yourself, he, he, he…for the Holidays?

Well, …..Here’s a list from the people over at  GIZMODO…and boy what a list it is!

Lets see?….I’ll take one of those….And one of those…and gee, I’ve got to have that!……You get the point…….

Note:….I really like this site….here’s the link for road test’s of the stuff on their list of gadgets……

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Entertainment, Family, Other Things | , , , , , | 2 Comments