Originally Posted by Ireland
I predict 18 million units this year.
Not even close. This device will not be anywhere near as popular as the iphone.
When the iphone 4G hits in July with a 1GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, semi-multitasking OS 4 and IPS screen, the iPad will be an afterthought.
I think as far as ebook readers go, it will be quite popular but I'd say more like 4 million in the first year at best. The PS3 only sold a few million in the first year and I regard the iPad as the PS3 of the ebook market.
I actually like reading books on my iphone. I think Stanza is an amazing app so I certainly wouldn't get an iPad for the books.