Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless During the iPad presentation, I was rather perplexed by Apple's claim to be the largest mobile device company in the world. Apparently, I wasn't the only one scratching his head, as Nokia itself, and even the Financial Times, is calling Apple out on its juggling with figures and definitions.
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Chaos_One
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2005-07-18

No, cars move you around. Laptops, just like cell phone, can be picked up and used in any place you want to (within reason).

In the keynote Steve mentioned Sony's camcorders, he mentioned his laptops. I think he made it quite clear what he considers mobile devices.

I consider a mobile device an electronic device that can be picked up, moved and used in different places, inside and outside. I think we can agree that a car doesn't quite fit this definition.

If a laptop isn't a mobile device, then what is it? Wasn't the laptop born as a computer that wasn't stuck to a desk?

You should judge if a device is mobile or not based on what it is, not on some unofficial definition that mobile devices may not be laptops.

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