iPad Topples Expectations

Ainsley Jones
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In case you hadn't heard, the Apple iPad made its official debut over the weekend. The tablet, which was estimated to have garnered 50,000 pre-orders in just two hours, reportedly was wildly successful with consumers this weekend.


Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimates that the iPad's initial sales may have reached 700,000, a number that more than doubles the amount of iPhones sold in its initial weekend, according to BusinessWeek. The weekend prompted Thomas Weisel Partners LLC analyst Doug Reid to double his iPad shipment projection to 850,000 for the quarter ending in June 2010.


Kevin Purcell of Notebooks.com purchased an iPad for many reasons, one being for work. Purcell provides a useful tutorial for professionals who are used to using a PC to get documents on their iPad.

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