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[3]: Because
by aesiamun on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Because"
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The phone interface in any smart phone (iPhone included) is just an application. A smart phone's role is to run applications.

Just because it has a cellular radio in it and a voice application to interface with it doesn't mean it's any less a personal computer than an iPad. The android devices are even more general computing devices than the iPhone as it can run just about anything...

I would say the iPad is as much of a pc as any other smart phone.

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