Apple Sells 3 Million New iPads Worldwide Since Launch

Apple’s Fifth Avenue store sold 13,000 new iPads in 12 hours, or 18 per minute. However, that is just a tiny sliver of the 3 million new iPads sold worldwide since launch, which was the 16th of March (just last Friday). How are these numbers so amazing? The original iPad took 80 days to sell 3 million units. Very impressive, Tim Cook and Co.; press release after the break.

This Week On LaptopMemo: The New iPad, Etc.

This week was dominated by the launch of the new iPad. Rightly so, actually (sorry guys). But on the flipside, your kills in Skyrim look better, the Sidekick 4G is gone but the series will come back (again), there’s new Tweetdeck apps inbound, Instagram is coming very soon for Android, Yahoo! sued Facebook, and Twitter bought Posterous.

Oh, a lest I forget, there’s a certain BlackBerry Bold 9900 that got bashed on-site. Read all about it.

What a week, indeed.

Brevity Review: The BlackBerry Bold 9900 — It’s Insufficient

For the love of — oh, this is the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on T-Mobile USA that retails for $299 on contract. Its changes from the earlier Bold it replaced, the 9780, are needless to say, very vast. Each and every Bold 9900 on T-Mobile contains a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, a 2.8-inch TFT LCD multitouch screen (640 x 480, on 286 ppi pixel density), 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, 768MB of RAM, a decent 8GB of built-in memory, BlackBerry OS 7, NFC support, is 10.5mm thin, and weighs 130 grams. Aesthetically, it is one of the most beautiful phones ever created. It is meant for truly productive person. Kudos RIM.

Huzzah: Next-Gen Tweetdeck Apps For iOS And Android Inbound

After the long year of 2011, especially at Twitter, their procurement of Tweetdeck and the major redesign they went through implemented everything the average consumer would need for a new Twitter experience. However, those geeky power-users (and business-oriented individuals) all were disappointed in the development of newer, more powerful Tweetdeck apps. Thankfully however, the long drought will soon end on both iOS and Android, according to a recent job listing. Also, perhaps the only reason that iOS is not mentioned in the listing is due to the positions already being filled, at least in my mind:

The TweetDeck team, working from London, is looking for new team members to work on our cutting edge Android app. We’re building the next generation of a suite of clients that millions of people love and use everyday. You’ll work on our small team, own the projects that you work on, and have a great time shipping products which change the way people communicate.

Very promising, indeed. Via: TC

The New iPad Has Launched In The United States

The latest, third-generation iPad. Same prices as the past generation (starting at $499 for a 16GB WiFi model), with double everything. More RAM. Quad-core GPU. New Apple A5x SoC. 2048×1536 Retina display. A much bigger battery. 4G LTE on Verizon and AT&T. It has it all, and it only weighs 1.4 pounds. Apple Stores will begin stocking it starting today, and so will most American tech retail stores. My meta review suggestion is that you grab one as quickly as you can; it’s amazing. Via: Apple