Apple could have the bestselling e-book reader of all time in just three months on the market, according to an estimate from FBR Capital analyst Craig Berger. He believes that talk of hardware-related delays from competing analyst groups were just "false alarms" and that that Apple is purportedly set to ship 5 million iPads just in the first half of 2010. At this rate, the tablet would push past Amazon's unofficial lifetime record of 3 million Kindles in just the three-month span between early April and the end of June.
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The smart money suggests the App Store will continue adding new titles and readers at an accelerated pace given the pending release of Apple's iPad tablet device.
Ebooks negate the most obvious costs of hardcover books: No dead trees, ink, warehouse or shelf storage, so of course they're cheaper. In fact, isn't $12.99 for an ebook just a little bit pricey? Wellll, the NYT breaks it down.