Apple sells 300,000 iPads as Ann Arbor's Mobiata redesigns FlightTrack
People who acquired the iPad on its first day downloaded more than 1 million applications for the device and purchased more than 250,000 electronic books, Apple said today.
Two analysts quoted by Bloomberg had estimated that Apple would sell 400,000 and 600,000 iPads, but experts agreed that accurately projecting sales would be difficult.
Although the 150,000 apps that work on the iPhone and iPod Touch also work on the iPad, TechCrunch reported that only 2,000 apps designed especially for the iPad were available on Saturday.
Mobiata introduced a redesigned version of its high-profile FlightTrack application for the iPad. The startup, which sold more than $1 million in apps for the iPhone in 2009, had been working feverishly to prep for the iPad's launch. FlightTrack for the iPad allows users to track an unlimited number of flights worldwide.
“The huge multi-touch screen gave us a new design opportunities, which we really leapt on in creating FlightTrack for iPad,” Mobiata President Ben Kazez told blog Talking Travel Tech.
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