Wednesday, September 8, 2010

28 Million iPads To Be Sold Next Year, And The Latest Wannabe Tablet This Year?

The latest iPad wannabe, in its Windows 7 version, can be seen in the above video and it has a decidedly Latin feel to it, since this PC Smart Touch hails from way down south in sunny Bogota, Columbia.

The Windows based version will come complete with a N450 cpu and will also sport a DVD burner and up to 2GB or RAM, plus a 320GB hard drive, which is, I must say, pretty impressive specs for a tablet.

This ten inch tablet will also come in an Android version, complete with a dual-core 1GHz Cortec A9, 512MB of RAM and a 32GB hard disk.

Both versions will be built in Columbia from foreign parts and its expected that the Android version will sell for a modest $387, while the beefier Windows version will retail for about $608. Both, of course, will feature multi-touch screens.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what kind of impact this and other wannabe iPad knockoffs will have on the iPad itself, but iPads sales for 2011 are now being projected to come in at a whopping 28 million!

So great are these figures that UBS Investment Research issued a note to investors stating that they are increasing their price target for Apple's stock to some $350 a share, or almost 50% greater than its current $258 or so!

Well, all I will say, in conclusion, is if this is the case, then clearly the iPad will be indeed "padding" Apple's bottom line come this time next year, and, of course, no doubt, this year as well, which is not bad for a product that seemingly everyone lambasted when it was first introduced only a few short months ago!

And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, September 08, 2010


DSI Canada said...

This is all good but nothing beats a desktop. I admit, I was itching to get myself an iPad when it came out but after seeing it and thinking about how I work. I decided that it doesn't fit my daily work routine and that it will end up in storage. I'm sure other people have lots of uses for it.

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Thanks DSI Canada, I agree with you 100% that the iPad does NOT replace either a desktop, or for that matter, a laptop. But then again, it was never designed to replace either. It is an addition to those, and I also agree with you 100% that it's not for everyone.

Many thanks for your comment.