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3/7/2010 09:00 PM EST
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Song950
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Song950   3/9/2010 7:16:28 AM
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Here's a piece that talks about the forthcoming wave of ARM based devices coming out of China: http://tinyurl.com/shanzaireadywithipadkillers

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Bill SJ   3/8/2010 9:01:21 PM
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I am pretty sure if these cheap tablets running on Microsoft Windows 7 using atom processor, they will be very different in terms of user experience. If they can mimic what IPad does, look and feel, in such a short time, Kudos to these guys. Even Microsoft has not done that. Besides, Windows 7 can run multiple apps simultaneously while IPad does not. IPad is not orginal. Microsoft Tablet has been around for many years. Of course the PDA things and Apple Newton is even earlier. It can do pretty much anything IPad can do. The only problem is it is just an expansive notebook with touch screen. There is no concert effort to make it user experience seamless. Microsoft has the technology in Media Center. Unfortunately it does not extend it to other apps until Zune. In fact, IPhone is not the original innovation too. There was a Chinese phone vendor produce multi-touch screen smartphone a few years ahead of IPhone. Of course, the smartphoe has very poor quality like most Chinese products and software is terrible. The only problem is they did not even know they should patent the dame thing. Had they did that, they can enjoy the thing the American way, suing Apple butts off. BTW, a Taiwanese company is suing Apple for infringing its multi-touch screen patent. However, saying these are imitations are way over-the-top. If you say these imitations steal someone's IP, please state which IP it steals. Just given a general statement accusing someone stealing without any evidence is not fair, not right, and not the American way (although I no longer sure what the American way is).

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Rickyshoker   3/8/2010 10:03:23 AM
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There have been recent reports in the media that in some of the cases, Chinese govt has been colluding with the pirates. Now that is a scary prospect.

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aquitaine   3/8/2010 6:19:55 AM
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Actually I would have to say that the iPad is really being the imitator, given that talet PC's have been around for nearly a decade now. Plus I'm also wondering how coming out with something that uses a completely different operating system and CPU can be considered IP theft. With regards to general IP issues in China, I recommend reading these three recent blog posts written by a lawyer who does work in China. http://www.chinalawblog.com/2010/01/chinas_lack_of_ip_protection_o.html http://www.chinalawblog.com/2010/02/no_ip_enforcement_in_china_tha.html http://www.chinalawblog.com/2010/02/yes_virginia_there_is_ip_prote.html

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mark.lapedus   3/8/2010 5:18:24 AM
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Anyone bothered by the IP issues in China? Any comments about IP and China?

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