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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Its simple
by Simon S. Law on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:31 UTC
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When you buy a smartphone your buying it to be a phone thats why you sign a phone plan. All the extra stuff is gravy. If my iphone stopped making calls i would sell it and get something that does.
An Ipad could become a PC but because of how apple has restricted it i would say it isn't. Apple designed it for content viewing period. A PC is for content viewing and "creation". The Ipad just got the builtin ability to print. You telling me something that couldn't even print was a PC. An ipad isn't a phone even if you can make calls on it who the hell would care an ipad around to make calls from it all day. You have to look at the form factor. An ipad has the hardware to be come a PC but not the software not yet anyway.

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