Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 20:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, we have the iPad out and about for a while now, doing its thing, most likely selling well. Of course, others want a piece of that pie as well, so we see tablets pop up all over the place, most of which are either ultra-low budget junk or vapourware (how that's Adam coming along, Notion Ink?). Earlier this year, Steve Ballmer proudly held up HP's Windows 7-powered Slate - but then, HP bought Palm, canned the Slate, promised a webOS tablet, and then resurrected the Slate as an enterprise product. Now we have a video of the Windows 7-powered Slate. Let's compare it to Samsung's detailed overview of its Galaxy Tab, and see ever so clearly why HP canned the darn thing in the first place.
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RE[4]: Wow!
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 24th Sep 2010 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wow!"
StephenBeDoper
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The BeOS demo is cool too. I don't think the implementation looks that similar to what the touch-based page turning on the iPad looks like,


The fundamental concepts are identical - simulation of a page flipping by mapping a 2d surface onto a 3d object.

To be clear, I'm not arguing for patents on this type of stuff, just saying it's very flattering to Apple to suddenly have everyone working hard to try to make it look and work the same way.


True, and by the same token, companies like Calameo and Issuu are probably both flattered that Apple has followed their lead with the iPad's ebook UI.

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