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Paddy Power offers 3/1 for 6 million+ iPad sales

Bookies takes bets on success of Apple tablet

With the hype surrounding the iPad at its peak following last night's product launch, now might not be the best time to make an educated guess as to the long-term success of Apple's tablet.

But Bookies Paddy Power hopes to tempt you by offering odds on global sales of the iPad, with the shortest odds on shipments of over 6 million units during 2010.

The iPad, which is expected to be released worldwide in 60 days, is a tablet computer that attempts to bring the web, email, entertainment and games together in a single, portable device. It's designed to plug the gap between smartphone and full-sized laptop, an area traditionally occupied by netbooks.

Paddy Power said: "Having just seen Steve's presentation I'm already convinced that I really need an iPad and I'm pretty sure there are millions of others who feel just the same way. I think the smart money is on over two million sales this year, for sure."

Paddy Power's odds, announced minutes after the iPad was officially unveiled, are as follows:

-8/1 Under 1 Million
-7/2 1,000,000 - 2,000,000
-11/4 2,000,001 - 3,000,000
-5/2 3,000,001 - 4,000,000
-5/1 4,000,001 - 5,000,000
-8/1 5,000,001 - 6,000,000
-3/1 Over 6 Million

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