What about the iSlate?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Nash Bridges, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    Apple has trademarked the name iSlate. In lieu of the tablet being named the iPad will the iSlate be its big brother with a full mutli tasking version of snow leopard?
     
  2. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so, I reckon Apple just doesn't want someone taking the iSlate name... might confuse people.
     
  3. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    iSlate was the backup plan in case they couldn't use the name iPad because I believe it was Toshiba? already held the patent on the name iPad.
     
  4. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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  5. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is about to trademark the letter "i"...
     
  6. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    correction apple is going to trademark the letter "i" in words that start with it
    (steve jobs hired someone to go threw the dictionary and put "i" infront of everything)
     
  7. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I would have liked Padd, maybe iPadd. Also acceptable would have PowerPadd.

    Wonder if Paramount Pictures has that name copyrighted (PADD - personal access display device)...and likewise I wonder if they would have been harder to bully than Toshiba (edit - I mean Fujitsu)
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Names can't be patented. They are trademarked.
     
  9. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Fujitsu held the trademark but Apple has since bought it off them.
     
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