The Apple iPad was finally released on Saturday, April 3, 2010 and looking at a recent review of the sales, more than 700,000 units were shifted on its first day. It had first been estimated that 300,000 iPad tablets were sold, but this figure was way off. Although these sales figures prove well for the device, its potential as an e-reader has come into question.
The hype of the iPad was so great that its three months of sales is likely to be better than the original iPhone. We can always count on Apple and its giant marketing machine to help with sales, and the early success of the iPad is proof of that — but we are not sure how long it can keep the momentum up for. For more on this visit ZDNet
There are a number of uses for the Apple iPad and an e-reader is one of them, but how does it compare to the current market leader — the Amazon Kindle? Well PC World writer, Robert Strohmeyer has spent some time with the new device and feels that it has a few flaws.
The first is with its touchscreen, as it is prone to glare. The second is with its weight and how it is much heavier than the Kindle. If you want the tablet just for reading e-books, then go with the Kindle. You need to remember that the iPad has so much more to offer, it just depends what you want from the device.
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