Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless An article at The Next Web points out that the latest marketshare numbers put Apple at the top of "PC" makers, and that some PC makers that don't have any tablet momentum are calling foul. It's "controversial" to count tablets as PCs, they say. The article points out various justifications for not categorizing tablets as personal computers, and then shoots them down. I must say, I find the argument compelling.
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Android, yes, iPad, no: why.
by amadensor on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 16:18 UTC
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The Android is a PC, and the iPad is not. Why? Because the Android is a general purpose hachine, in that I can install any application I want to on it, or make a new one if I choose. iPad is an appliance, because it does the limited set of actions which are decided on by the manufacturer. Freedom is the difference.

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