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  You're moving the goal post. We're not talking about what MS defined as a Tablet. We're not talking about your credentials (I do UI design and have owned a tablet since the 1990's but thats beside the point, and what MS defined as a 'tablet PC' has been made irrelevant by Apple).   What we're supposed to be talking about was your post claiming that the TC1000 somehow predated the iPad. It did not.   The TC1000 had none of what defines an iPad. Namely a windowless touch...
Nope.   That's backwards thinking that lacks vision and imagination. MS thought a tablet was simply a keyboard-less laptop. One that ran a marginally modified, stylus driven version of Windows, and one that was burdened with the same PC era expansion and media slots.   Apple re-invented the idea of a tablet by abandoning the windows metaphor and stylus input in favor of a completely new touch-based OS. Then they removed the expansion slot idea. Then they did away with the...
Bullsh*t.     The TC 1000 was a laptop running windows with a removable screen that could be driven via stylus. The iPad prototype was far more forward thinking.
Fascinating how little the iPad design has changed since the early 2000's prototype, Other than the obvious thickness due to the hardware limitations of the time it's basically the same idea. What's most revealing was Apple's forward thinking concept of doing away with PC-style expansion and media slots from way back then. Even today there are still some manufacturers that burden their mobile devices with SD slots and removable batteries, which has been proven to be...
Apple will release a smaller iPad, that's a certainty, but the company is too savvy to position it in the same space as the iPad. I don't think it'll just be a 'smaller iPad'. It'll have it's own identity and target market.   Remember the iPad wasn't announced as a tablet. It was announced as a netbook replacement, and did it's job perfectly by pretty much taking over that segment and destroying the netbook.   So I think a smaller iPad will probably be positioned...
The palm OS is a ripoff of Apple's Newton OS. Do your research.
One of my animators is from South Korea and she just told me she's embarrissed to be Korean. Seriously. She said Samsung is a huge and corrupt mega company who even make cars (only for Korea) and are run by a mafia family who's CEOs have been jailed but were quickly released because of their wealth and deep ties to government. She said she had first hand looks at Samsung's tablets when they first came out and was amazed by what Apple ripoffs they were. She said the Galaxy...
Apple uses the courts to prevent competitors from copying their non-essential IP inventions. None of Apple's lawsuits prevent competitors from making competing products. The point of Apple's lawsuits is to stop companies from copying their brand-defining designs. Apple never sues to prevent anyone from using their essential patents. For those Apple charges a fair license fee. Google uses the courts to stop competitors from using the essential patents they own (and...
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