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300,000 iPads Shipped In 24 Hours : How Big Is That?

By any measure, the fact that Apple managed to sell more than 300,000 iPads in just one day together with more than one million apps and 250,000 ebooks is an excellent result for Steve Jobs, who masterminded the launch of the tablet computer.

In comparison, Google's Nexus One sold 135,000 units in its first 74 days, with Motorola Droid and iPhone selling roughly one million over the same period, according to mobile analytics company Flurry.

The game changer, as the the guy in the black turtleneck shirt calls it, has already brought in at least $150 million in terms of revenue in 24 hours when it comes to the hardware alone.

While a significant number of apps downloaded for the iPad were free (including Apple's own iBookstore), productivity software for the iPad developed by Apple, including Pages, Numbers and Keynote, came on top of the paid-for app list.

They cost $9.99 each and rank amongst the top three grossing iPad applications with so called HD versions or iPad versions of of existing iPhone Apps making the bulk of the rest of the Paid For apps.

Apple did not disclose exactly what was the average selling price of the apps sold or what was the ratio of paid for to free apps. Nor did it reveal the number of free ebooks or paid-for ebooks downloaded.

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Another interesting tidbit released by Flurry. Based on an analysis of 20,000 new mobile projects, the firm reported a significant rise in the number of projects for Apple's mobile platforms, the iPhone and the iPad. So much so that, together, they account for nearly 90 percent of NEW project starts.

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