The iPad is already posting some pretty impressive usage numbers, especially in terms of Online usage. NetApplications.com is reporting the iPad has already gained almost as much Online usage share as Blackberry and Android, in its first 10 days on the market.
The iPad’s share has averaged .03% since April 3rd, and while it’s a very small number, it’s significant when compared to other platforms that have long been available. BlackBerry, for example, had a usage share of .04% for the month of March, while Android accounted for the same figure, split evenly between Android 1.5 and 1.6.
Net Applications measures operating system use by analyzing the pool of about 160 million unique visitors each month to its clients’ sites, so while the numbers are impressive, they should be taken with a grain of sale like most arbitrary usage stats. Still, it indicates the appeal of the iPad in a very short period of time. By comparison, the iPhone OS platform, including the iPod Touch, accounted for a .06% share of Online usage, more than 20 times the amount of the iPad.