Signs of "crazy interest" in Steve Jobs' tablet computer in Scandinavia, Europe and Asia
Exhibit A: Two Apple (AAPL) resellers in Norway have been overwhelmed by eager buyers whose pre-orders exceeded expected supply in less than a week.
"It's been a crazy interest and demand for Apple's latest creation, iPad," reads the website of Eplehuset (Apple House), a "premium reseller" with stores in Norway and Denmark. "Price and delivery for Europe will be ready in a short time, but in the meantime, we have chosen not to receive more pre-orders for now." (Google translation.)
Eplehuset didn't disclose exactly how many pre-orders it had received, but the Norwegian website iPodi reports that the number had reached four figures and that the 64 GB model was the most popular. A second reseller, Humac, has also stopped taking pre-orders for "iPaden," although the Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models are still listed on its site.
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