Wouldn’t you know it? CNBC reports that the iPad is the “most quickly adopted non-phone electronic product” EVER in the history of all history.

iPad sold three million units in the first 80 days after its April release and its current sales rate is about 4.5 million units per quarter, according to Bernstein Research. This sales rate is blowing past the one million units the iPhone sold in its first quarter and the 350,000 units sold in the first year by the DVD player, the most quickly adopted non-phone electronic product.

It’s got all sort of people excited. Pete Najarian, industry analyst and co-founder of TradeMonster.com, had the key comment…

“…there’s not much a PC can do that you can’t do on an iPad.”

It’s true, I can spread butter with my iPad… I can’t do that with a PC. I can kick an iPad through a plate glass window. If I kick a PC, I shatter my ankle in 8 different places. So, here’s proof everyone, an iPad can do almost everything a PC can do. I know you probably agree.

Really though, I think some of us would like to pull up a few models for Mr. Najarian, run through some simulations, renderings and print a drawing. Not possible. But is it because the iPad can’t do it, or because developers are not developing it? Maybe next year his statement will be more accurate?

Via Engadget
iPad image via theGlobeandMail.com


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