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Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads on the first day of availability of the tablet computer in the United States on Saturday, the company said Monday.

Apple said the sales figures included pre-ordered shipments of the device and purchases at Apple retail stores.

The firm also said that iPad users had downloaded more than one million applications at Apple’s App Store and over 250,000 electronic books from Apple’s iBookstore.

“It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world — it’s going to be a game changer,” Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said in a statement.

“iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad,” Jobs said.

via ChannelNewsAsia

For us in this part of the world who haven’t had access to the iPad, here are some feedback on the gadget we found while trawling the interweb. You’re welcome!

King69 on MadJack Sports Forum says:

… Glorified IPHONE with a 9″ screen.
My netbook at 11.6 is way more functional.
Screen is bright and nice but who cares.

Talulabell on fsuniverse says:

I really want one. I do agree, that it might be smart to wait for the next generation, but at the same time, when they first came out with the iPhone, then the next one had all the stuff that was missing from the first, they were just learning what people want. They know all that now (I would hope).

I’ve been considering getting a Kindle for a while now, but after seeing the book app (and the fact that it has a kindle app), I’m thinking of just going for the iPad. It does so much more.

Storm also on fsuniverse says:

It’s a hefty device, heavier than you’d think, and slippery-ish. The response time is faster. When you turn it sideways, it does it instantaneously, no lag like there is with my iPod touch. The e-book reader was crisp and clear. I liked it. I won’t buy it right now, but I liked it.

For more insight, read Yahoo’s article on the iPad’s 13 glaring shortcomings and Walter S. Mossberg’s piece on how the iPad comes pretty close to killing the laptop.

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