Apple's iPad continues to snare new
customers to around the world. Apple was happy to announce earlier in
May that it sold
over one million iPads in less than a month. Today, thanks to the
international launch of the "magical" device, sales have
the two million mark.
This past weekend saw the iPad launch
in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain,
Switzerland and the UK. Some stores even had customers lining
up for hours to get their hands on the device. And as always,
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was more than happy to gloat about his company's
“Customers around the world are
experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as
we do,” said Jobs. “We appreciate their patience, and are working
hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
In other tablet news, Computex 2010
appears to be shaping up to be a showcase for iPad competitors.
Earlier today, we told you about two
new tablets from ASUS.
MSI is also getting in on the action
with the 10"
Wind-Pad. The device features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB
of RAM, and a 32GB SSD. The device runs Windows 7 Home Premium with a
custom touch-focused UI running on top. Other features include USB
and HDMI ports, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 3G wireless radio.
According to MSI, the device weighs
1.78 pounds and can operate for up to 8 hours on a charge.
MSI expects to make the Wind-Pad
this year at a price of around $500.
Updated 5/31/2010 @ 11:48 am
OCW has some additional info on the MSI Wind-Pad. The device features a 1.3MP webcam, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, and a host of MSI-specific software to take advantage of the multi-touch screen.
quote: And the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh reasons? Take it, Steve: "Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers." Visual Studio is the best development environment in the world today.
quote: I don't *need* the device to have nice touch features.
quote: Atom+Ion runs Win7 and everything else you can think of out of the box.
quote: Poorly. And that is due to Intel.