Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:17 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is Research In Motion still, well, in motion? Heck yeah they are. They just unveiled their long-awaited tablet, christened the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's got a dual-core 1Ghz ARM processor, and it runs... QNX! This alone already makes it the most awesome tablet ever.
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Fettarme H-Milch
Member since:
2010-02-16

iPad is a million times worse than Playbook. A "pad" is nothing in either Dutch, German, or French.

I don't know about Dutch and French but in German it's pretty common to say mouse pad, touch pad, etc.
IT-related phrases are almost completely English here.

Not only that but Star Trek TNG tells its viewers since 25 years what a "pad" is.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't know about Dutch and French but in German it's pretty common to say mouse pad, touch pad, etc.


Yes, but what does a mobile computer have to do with a piece of plastic people used to use for their mouse? Mousepads are barely available here any longer, since everyone either has a laptop or a mouse that no longer requires it. The only reason I bought a mousepad is that it has red roses on it (and I like red flowers).

Not only that but Star Trek TNG tells its viewers since 25 years what a "pad" is.


Star Trek is for nerds, and the kind of people the iPad is aimed at surely don't watch that overrated crap (DS9 is cool though).

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

what does a mobile computer have to do with a piece of plastic people used to use for their mouse?

Form factor.


Star Trek is for nerds, and the kind of people the iPad is aimed at surely don't watch that overrated crap

Thanks for proving again that you are a close-minded jerk.
Star Trek certainly has more viewers than your pseudo-journalist blog.

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RE[6]: Enterprise-ready toy??
by Neolander on Tue 28th Sep 2010 08:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Enterprise-ready toy??"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Not only that but Star Trek TNG tells its viewers since 25 years what a "pad" is.

Well, I always thought that a "pad" was something like this...
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:-ASSacgQMf6SgM::www.wayangtimes....
...sorry...

Edited 2010-09-28 08:35 UTC

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