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[2]: Development
by M.Onty on Mon 18th Oct 2010 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Development"
M.Onty
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... You could probably do the same thing on an ipad, if you jail break. ... Does that mean Galaxies are PCs, but iPads are not?


You hit the nail on the head---it cannot be properly defined by functionality when they are all Universal Computers and all capable of much more than what was rightly called a PC in times past. Any definition would have to be based on something less concrete such as intended primary function (as someone suggested above) or lineage (as I suggested above).

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