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'Over two million sales this year, for sure'

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Paddy Power is offering short odds of 11/4 on that Apple's iPad will sell between 2-3 million units in 2010.

The Irish bookie, which knows a publicity bandwagon when its sees one, reckons the smart money is on "over two million sales this year, for sure”
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It is also offering ever-so-slightly better odds of 3/1 that Apple's unreleased tablet will sell more than six million units this year, which is kind of frothy. But unlike PC industry analysts - or journalists,come to that - Paddy Power pays up if it's wrong [and enough punters get their calcs right].

We suspect few takers will jump at this novelty bet. Paddies has already paid the paltry sum of "in excess of €5,000 to shrewd punters" who placed bets at 7/4 on the name of the Apple tablet. The iPad was the second favourite, behind the iSlate at 5/4.

But if you are tempted, Paddy Power is offering the following odds on many iPads Apple will sell in 2010:

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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