OSNews: the iPhone is Not a Netbook

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    http://www.osnews.com/story/21378/The_iPhone_Is_Not_a_Netbook_I_Can_

    OSNews writer think apple's claim that "the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche" is false. So he compiled a list what he can do with a netbook but not iPhone/iPT..
    The quotations are extracted, read original article for the full description of each item.

     
  2. bikalpapaudel macrumors member

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    Well for a lot of situations that I encounter, iPhone/iPod Touch is a netbook.

    What we call as netbooks todays are MUCH more than netbooks. That doesnt make iPhone less potent.
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    i suspect the industry and most people now has a definition of what a netbook is, you argument would require to define that.

    Which is not the point of the article.
     
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Anyone that thinks the iPhone is a netbook is deluding themselves. A netbook is a device that can do the tasks of a notebook, but in a smaller and less powerful form factor. The iPhone is nothing of the sort. The article has lots of good reasons, but the biggest one is: the iPhone does not have a proper keyboard, and it does not have a big enough screen. It is not a netbook.
     

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