Apple iPad pre-orders exceed 240,000 in just two weeks, are all hopes for the Amazon Kindle completely lost?
A recent estimate from investment blogger Daniel Tello indicates that Apple iPad pre-orders have surpassed the 240,000 mark, in just the first two weeks. The number exceeded 190,000 in the first week and then dropped to 120,000 in the second. Although it is likely that this number will probably decrease in the next week, 240,000+ is still an astounding number. After April 3rd, we will probably have a better picture as to where this trend is heading.
Compare this to Amazon Kindle sales in 2008. The web-based retail giant could sell only 500,000 units for the whole year. Obviously Amazon is no match to Apple, when it comes to marketing and hype. As a device the iPad supersedes the Kindle in every possible way, except for battery efficiency, and there is a good explanation for that. But then again, there are a lot of people who believe in simplicity. Considering the Kindle has 3G connectivity at no additional subscription cost, we still cannot be sure who would stand up as the popular eBook Reader. But as a revolutionary tablet computer, iPad is second to none…well, atleast for now.
[source : sfgate.com]