Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad Is Ready for Its Closeup

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-04-08 Print this article Print
Apple iPad Is Ready for Its Closeup

Apple iPad Is Ready for Its Closeup

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Apple claims that it sold 300,000 iPads by midnight on April 3, its tablet PC's first full day of release, and more than 1 million apps and 250,000 ebooks were downloaded. CEO Steve Jobs said the average iPad owner downloaded three apps and "close to one book" within hours of purchasing the device. While some analysts have lowered their sales projections for the device based on those first-day figures, Apple has nonetheless proven there's at least a short-term market for consumer tablets emphasizing touch-screen functionality and media playback. The following presentation demonstrates some of the popular aspects of the iPad, including its iBookstore, YouTube and Twitter features. The device has proven itself to be a relatively lightweight addition to any techie's arsenal of gadgets.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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