Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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It's a fine line...
by macUser on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:17 UTC
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...that's for sure.

For a smart phone, the primary purpose is to be a phone. It's a silly answer because we all know that they're little computers mimicking phones.

Perhaps it's form factor? I think in the long run iPad like devices (including the upcoming andriod/chrome os slates) should be considered "PCs". The iPhone is intended to be a phone. The iPod a intended to be a music player. Sure they have more capability than that, but that is their designed intent. The iPad's designed intent is much broader which in my opinion brings it closer to being a "PC."

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