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Sporkman
February 5th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Chinese Firm Claims Apple Stole iPad Design and Name

By DAVID BARBOZA AND BAO BEIBEI

When it came to naming its new tablet computer, the iPad, Apple was hardly coining an original term. As The Times outlined in a story last week, a number of other electronics companies already sell products that use the iPad name.

Now a tiny electronics company in southern China is claiming that Apple didnít steal just the name of its product, but also its design. Wu Xiaolong, executive director of Shenzhen Great Loong Industrial, says that last July, his company released a tablet computer called the P88...

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/chinese-fir-claims-apple-stole-ipad-design-and-name/?partner=rss&emc=rss

thatguruguy
February 5th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Well, there's certainly no irony in a Chinese firm making such a claim.

BuffaloX
February 5th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Wow Apple stole the iPad design. :p
Something flat with a display and a button... Isn't that a bit like saying DHL stole the "box" design?

NFblaze
February 5th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Ridiculous, I use China phones, and they blatantly stole the whole UI of the iphone. What goes around comes around

BigCityCat
February 5th, 2010, 11:24 PM
China complaining about people stealing ideas. Thats pretty funny. Has China ever had an idea of their own?

juancarlospaco
February 5th, 2010, 11:29 PM
No, chinesse version is better XD

Maheriano
February 5th, 2010, 11:49 PM
The guy's name is Bao Beibei? That's funny, my Chinese ex-girlfriend used to always call me baobei, it means darling in Mandarin.

marshmallow1304
February 6th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Has China ever had an idea of their own?

Indeed they have (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_inventions).

dyslexia
February 6th, 2010, 05:24 AM
iPad in asia is going to be Hot Hot Hot...

expect a zillion inferior copies,,, these turkeys won't even be able to run OS X & will be made from cheaper components...

So don't trade your iPad for a clone just yet.

madhi19
February 6th, 2010, 05:33 AM
iPad in asia is going to be Hot Hot Hot...

expect a zillion inferior copies,,, these turkeys won't even be able to run OS X & will be made from cheaper components...

So don't trade your iPad for a clone just yet.
loll Actually I expect the clones to run OSX and have at least one freaking USB ports! lolll

xuCGC002
February 6th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Clever, those Chinamen.

Them's fightin' words.

dyslexia
February 6th, 2010, 06:25 AM
Them's fightin' words.

'yr a complete moron. Someday you will know why.

RichardLinx
February 6th, 2010, 06:31 AM
It's funny that they care about the name at all.

HappinessNow
February 6th, 2010, 09:47 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=146155&d=1265445943
the P88 has three USB ports in their tablet which means you donít have to worry about docks and other hardware items. It also addresses the biggest complaint against the iPad - it has full support for multi-tasking. The device is indeed capable of multi-tasking, the very area in which Apple failed miserably. It even has a faster processor and runs on the Intel Atom N270 1.6 Ghz CPU. Unlike the iPad, its RAM is not a big secret and amounts to 1GB (which, incredibly, is expandable to 2GB). The P88 also has a bigger LED-backlit touch screen measuring 10.2 inches sporting a 1024x600 resolution. It also supports Wi-Fi, and much like the iPad comes with optional 3G. Boosting its connectivity, it has a 3-in-1 SD, MS and MMC card reader. It also has ports for mic jack, headphone jack, network cable and external display interface. The tablet weighs two and a quarter pounds with its dimensions of 11x7x0.87 inches. Although images show it running Windows 7, it runs the traditional Windows XP. It also has a much larger disk drive with a capacity of 160GB. This device is unlikely to be of any major concern to Cupertino. http://www.thinkdigit.com/Laptops-PCs/The-P88--a-better-iPad-than_3967.html

Sounds better then the iPad where can I buy one?, except the battery life fails miserably; maybe you can install Linux on it?

...but it appears Apple has a bigger company to wrestle in court with:


Apparently, Apple didnít do their homework properly and Japanese Electronic Giant Fujitsu has come forward with the claim that it owns the rights to the name iPad. This may raise another possible legal battle for Apple which is already fighting its case of Patent infringements of Nokia. http://www.thinkdigit.com/Laptops-PCs/The-P88--a-better-iPad-than_3967.html

xuCGC002
February 12th, 2010, 10:43 PM
snipped for bad taste.

pwnst*r
February 12th, 2010, 10:48 PM
More than just dyslexic, apparently.

sudoer541
February 12th, 2010, 10:50 PM
'yr a complete moron. Someday you'll get that reference.


'yr a complete moron. Someday you will know why.


Guys!!! play nice !!!!!!!

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