Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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RE: Not so sure about Nokia
by Darai on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:58 UTC in reply to "Not so sure about Nokia"
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To an extent I do agree, however seeing that Nokia does control most of the smartphone marketshare, I wouldn't find it hard to believe. But then, going that route, I'd have to say Microsoft and Sony would be a contender as well, consoles can almost do what PCs can do too.

To me, a smartphone is a smartphone. A PC is a PC. PCs can do anything, without requiring any connection to another PC. Most smartphones sync to your PC for music and other media. I don't really think an iPad is a PC in this regard, as I wouldn't be able to do everything as I want to as I would a traditional computer. Point in case: upgrading firmware requires you to plug into the PC.

Given smartphones are getting more and more like PCs, giving you nearly unlimited possibilities to do what you want with it. However they're just not quite there yet. I don't think I could post a super-lengthy post on a smartphone keyboard, and I'm not brave enough to try. ;)

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