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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The great thing about standards is that there's so many to choose from!

Nokia is bitching and whining because Apple didn't use their perceived definition of "mobile devices" which you're defending religiously: I'm pointing out the simple fact of the matter that Apple clearly defined their definition of "mobile devices" as though they'd handed you a glossary with their definition, and proceeded to state what was what using that. In no manner was what Apple did remotely incorrect: it was merely different.

You only argue your point to argue your point and be heard, and it has nothing to do with logic of reality of valid word use, and then you go and accuse me of being a fanatic, when I'm merely arguing that you're being overly sensational just to prove you're "right" about something that's... whining from one big company about what their competitor has stated, stating it's an invalid statement, when measured purely objectively with full context, is not. This whole article you posted is... of invalid reasoning, as much as your earlier posting about Apple calling the A4 their custom-designed processor, and arguing what "is" "is" ala Bill Clinton during the impeachment hearings, all while taking the word of a piss-poor alternate site as being the gospel truth.

Believe it or not (I don't expect you will) I'd defend Microsoft, or even Nokia, just as strongly, if they were making sense, or Google, or Yahoo!: two of those named corps are competitors of a former employer of mine, one of those is a former employer of mine, and one of those may soon become the next employer of mine, and I'll let you puzzle that statement out ;)

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