Only Half a million iPads use AT&T network

About a half a million iPad owners use AT&T Inc's network to connect to the Internet, according to AT&T.

AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. mobile service, is the only U.S. operator providing cellular connectivity for iPad.

Comparing the half a million figure with the number of iPads Apple sold, 3.27 million, in the second quarter alone; the figure seems quite low (much less than 15 percent, as iPads are still selling hot).

Conclusion: According to Pacific Crest analyst Steve Clement, quoted here,--- This could indicate that many iPad purchasers aren't bothering to connect the device to the Internet using the AT&T network. Another cue that can be taken, which has backing of a study as well is that, the existing iPad users are using their device in ways other than Apple, AT&T and the world expects them to. --------

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