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iPad trademark dispute begins between Fujitsu and Apple

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Jan 28, 2010.

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    As we reported before the official name of the Apple Tablet was released, Fujitsu already had a device named the iPad and the trademark locked down. "It's our understanding that the name is ours," Fujitsu PR director Masahiro Yamane told the New York Times. Fujitsu first released the iPad in 2002 as a point of sales device and applied for the "iPad" trademark in 2003 specifically covering handheld devices used in retail.

    With all this trouble on the horizon for Apple, maybe we'll see the iSlate name reappear after all :)

    {source: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/28/apple-and-fujitsu-inevitably-caught-up-in-ipad-trademark-dispute/}
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    IDan has a good point

    Not sure about the boomers, but the boomers parents are definitely a good fit for the new iPad. With a good WiFi network in the home, put there by the tech savy boomer kids, they can finally get on the net without having to deal with all the other technology involved in PCs/Macs that they don't need and don't want to deal with. This will let them access net content and email easily.
    And for the more tech savy, I think this will provide a good web surfer/email access point for use, mainly in the home, while watching tv, listening to the stereo (the good one in the living room), etc when you don't need the power of the laptop or desktop. I know I will consider it for that purpose alone. The books I'll leave on my Kindle--it does that job better anyway, but I might consider magaziines on the iPad.
    Also, as a pilot, I predict that the iPad will finally provide a computer based electronic flight bag that works as well as pilots want it too without the hassels of dealing with Microsofts' bugs. With the touch screen, good battery life, and GPS it should meet the promise of excellent web based flight planning with flight tracking and integrated approach plates and good quality charts. I just wonder if anyone can have an example by Oshkosh in July.

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