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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RE[3]: Because
by WereCatf on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Because"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

An iPhone is a phone first. Everything else is extra to this fact.

Well, how about for example Nokia N900? It's a computer first, and phone functionality is just extra. Does it then qualify as a PC?

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RE[4]: Because
by Adurbe on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Because"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

By my own logic, Yes ;)

by their own marketing its aim is to be tiny laptop

"Maemo is available on the Nokia N900 - a high-performance mobile computer with a powerful processor, large internal storage, and sharp touch-screen display."

Indeed the fact it can make calls is a 'small' feature on their site

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RE[4]: Because
by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Because"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

I think I would categorize it as a poorly designed phone :-)

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