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Apple iPad

MSI Wind-Pad
Steve Jobs boasts of 2 million iPads sold

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 surpassed 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 latest creation.

“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 available later 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.



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WTF!
By Dru Richman on 5/31/2010 2:33:45 PM , Rating: 2
Am I missing something here? When did this become a pissing match to argue the merits (or lack thereof) of the iPad? It's a simple factual article folks. Apple has sold over 2 million iPads in 60 days. Period. End of that story. Other than saying that Android and MS 7 tablets have a lot of catching up to do and they need to do it fast if they want to be competitive.

The second part of the article tries to soften the blow of Apple's iPad success with a vaporware announcement by MSI about their new tablet and a reference to ASUS's vaporware announcement of their new tablets. [It's vaporware until it's actually available in retail stores. Products like the MSI and ASUS as well as iPhone OS 4 and the iPhone HD are ALL vaporware.]




RE: WTF!
By PAPutzback on 6/1/2010 9:09:01 AM , Rating: 2
I agree with you. I think a lot of us had expected to be reading reviews on the MS Courier by now.

I actually got to play with an iPad yesterday and it worked pretty well. The 3g wasn't fast enough to get the Netflix app going but the majority of apps you would use it for worked quick.

I built a dual core Atom Windows 7 box with a SSD and 2gb of RAM last year and it was to freaking slow.

But 10 inches is perfect for much of what we use a PC for. I am going to hold out to see what companies come up with when using Android before deciding what I will get for Christmas.

I went to a MS event a few weeks ago and they had one of the "Evangelists" there pushing development for WinMo7 and they really stretched the angles to tell you the things they kept out of the phone were for your own good, e.g multitasking and copy and paste.


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