iPad 2 shortage forces Euro firm to delay meetings

European businesses want the iPad 2 for taking meeting notes

The European businesses are facing an unusual problem of iPad 2 shortage which is reportedly delaying their board meetings. Simon Small of Diligent Boardbooks' observes that almost all of the big companies he verified want to use Apple’s new baby for taking meeting notes, but the acute supply shortage is forcing them to postpone important discussions.

A major reason for this shortage could be Apple’s decision to restrict iPad 2 sale to two units per person to prevent grey market upraise. Simon gives a figure of 200 units for 10 clients across Africa and Europe for next month.

This huge surge in demand can be an indication of the companies’ decision to go paperless, as the cost of it far exceeds the price of iPad 2 which starts at $499. In fact, the iPad has become a system of choice over the notebooks and Android or Windows tablets for the companies – not only in the meeting room, but also outside of it. Electronista says Apple has observed that 80 out of 100 companies are either using or actively testing the iPad 2.

There are no doubts that the iPad 2 is creating more than just ripples in the market, but now it has been firmly proved that the Apple toy is being preferred even over the notebooks.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-04- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)