Nobody Wants an iPad, Except Norwegians?

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As has been reported all over the web recently, a study by Retrevo has shown that far less people are interested in buying an iPad when asked after the launch event than before the announcement.

John Gruber at Daring Fireball has pointed out that Retrevo’s take may want to be taken with quite a few grains of salt, as they also produced a study back in August that had MacBooks doing badly against netbooks, which proved way off the mark.

Another bit of good news for potential iPad sales – apparently there’s big demand for it in Norway, according to a report at iLounge today:

Resellers Apple House and Humac in Norway have been forced to close pre-sales of the iPad due to high demand. iPod1 reports (Translated Link) that despite the fact that neither pricing nor an official release date has been announced, Apple House has already received a four-digit number of advance orders, with the 64GB, 3G-enabled version being the most popular. Humac made a similar claim in its order-halting explanation, saying its seen “crazy interest” and will contact customers already in the queue as soon as it knows anything more.

What do you all think?  What’s the vibe among your family / friends / colleagues?  Lack of interest or crazy about it and ready to move to Norway?

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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