Thursday, January 28, 2010

whose iPad is going to win?

Well the controversy starts. After the marketing event of the year so far, the release of the Apple iPad, there follows a potential conflict with the Fujitsu "iPAD" which has been in existence since 2002.

The fujitsu version is an interesting retail store, warehouse device which allows a user to scan barcodes while processing orders. The device offers a mag card scanner, bar code reader, bluetooth, 802.11 b/g wireless and VoIP. The OS is Windows CE and price is over $2000.

This makes the $500 to $830 price point of the Apple ipad a relative bargain right? Thus, I would say that Apple is going to have an easy go of selling these against the Fujitsu iPAD. Well that is if people would want to replace their inventory management tool with a consumer tool which offers ebook reading and mild computing power.

That makes the trademark infringement case between Appl and Fujitsu less tangible but an interesting fight.

Both devices by the way, do not have Adobe Flash plugin..Adobe says it is Apple's fault.

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