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1m iPad 2 sales claims analyst; Best Buy sold out in 10 mins

1m iPad 2 sales claims analyst; Best Buy sold out in 10 mins

More analysts are weighing in with iPad 2 sales predictions, and for once notorious soothsayer Gene Munster isn't the one offering pie-in-the-sky figures. He predicted around 400,000 iPad 2 sales, constrained because of supply issues that have left the second-gen tablet sold out online, while Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland believes as many as 1m iPad 2 units could've sold over the weekend.

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What should I get for my new iPad 2?

What should I get for my new iPad 2?

So the day has come. You've finally purchased your first iPad, the fancy new iPad 2, and you're wondering what you should get out there and grab with it. You want to know what the essentials are, what everyone else is getting, and most importantly, what the weirdest possible items are that you could be downloading because we suggested it. It's an app downloading party! Plus there's some physical objects you should more than likely feel like you need as well.

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iPad 2 Advertised at BestBuy, Walmart

iPad 2 Advertised at BestBuy, Walmart

As we suspected when the original iPad was pulled from Best Buy's inventory on Tuesday, the iPad 2 (and its nifty cover) will be available in the store on Friday, March 11. One would suspect then, that Best Buy will begin selling the iPad 2 at 5pm on March 11, just like at Apple Stores. The graphic below is what is shown on Best Buy's website.

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First Gen iPad Pulled from Best Buy Inventory

First Gen iPad Pulled from Best Buy Inventory

In further evidence that an iPad 2 launch is imminent, Best Buy has deleted the first generation iPad from its inventory. Best Buy's inventory status is not always a good indicator of product launches, but combined with the news yesterday that Apple had cut off iPad supply in preparation for an iPad 2 announcement, this seems to be yet another indication that the iPad 2 will be announced at Apple's event tomorrow.

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Best Buy taking pre-orders on Samson Meteor Mic in chrome or gold plate

Best Buy taking pre-orders on Samson Meteor Mic in chrome or gold plate

Best Buy has announced that it is taking pre-orders right now on the cool Samson USB studio microphones called the Meteor. I mentioned the Meteor back when Samson first announced the microphone in early January around CES time. Best Buy has announced that it is taking pre-orders now on the shiny chrome version of the Meteor and on a limited edition gold plated version of the mic as well.

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Motorola XOOM pre-order at Best Buy: February 24 release

Motorola XOOM pre-order at Best Buy: February 24 release

Motorola's XOOM is on track to be the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet commercially available, with Best Buy stores now accepting pre-orders of the 10.1-inch slate ahead of its retail release on this coming Thursday, February 24. Priced at $799.99 complete with embedded Verizon 3G broadband - and set for a 4G update later in the year - the XOOM is also being offered with a range of accessories.

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