Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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RE: Term Confusion
by Carewolf on Tue 28th Apr 2009 14:40 UTC in reply to "Term Confusion"
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

A netbook is a small laptop with ubiquios networks connections WiFi/G3.
A smartphone is a phone that does more than the usual phone-task, including calendar and internet and small office-suites.

There is no need to invent a new word for iPhones, and they will never be a netbook. Though a netbook with 3G is a large cheap smartphone if you install the right application.

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