Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 19:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Lies, damned lies, and statistics. A really annoying overused catchphrase which sadly happens to be an adequate description of a story which appeared on Fortune's website, in which a Morgan Stanley report is quoted as saying that the introduction of tablet computers - the iPad specifically - have caused netbook sales to plummet. It seems like the researcher in question, however, needs to learn how to read her own graphs.
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RE[2]: Comment by Netfun81
by Netfun81 on Sat 8th May 2010 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Netfun81"
Netfun81
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2008-03-25

I dont think it is that much to do with Apple. I think its just that technology has got to a point where tablets are actually useful.. Such as multitouch, small fast processors, LED backlighting, Wireless, Battery life, etc. I wouldnt care who made the iPad, its a very useful alternative to a laptop.

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RE[3]: Comment by Netfun81
by darknexus on Sat 8th May 2010 16:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Netfun81"
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2008-07-15

I think the other reason is that the iPad, as well as future Android tablets, have an os and apps designed for them. Before this, the majority of tablets were simply a desktop os slapped on to a touch screen and sometimes pen input. The experience was just awful with such a combination, as even if the os was altered a little for touch, none of the applications were.

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