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Handheld PC Pro vs.... the iPad!?!

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Posted 14 years ago | News | Chris Tilley 6 comments

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Yes, that's right. Someone has been brash (or mad) enough to do it, and that someone is Technologizer's Harry McCracken.

If you're a H/PC Pro fan, or specifically a Sharp Mobilon Pro PV-5000 fan then McCracken presents a side by side specification of the two devices which if nothing else poses the thought: If Apple had released a H/PC class device 10 years ago, how different would our community be today?

With thanks to PocketDVD for the news tip.

View: The T-Grid: Handheld PC Pro vs. the iPad
Posted on 18 April 2010 at 18:30By Chris Tilley (C:Amie)

Comments on this article

mscdex's Avatar mscdex 18 April 2010 6:52:40 PM
I read this a few days ago and thought it was a bad comparison.... If they insisted on HPC Pro, they should have at least picked one of the better devices instead of the PV-5000.
CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 18 April 2010 7:34:52 PM
The writer got the devices mixed up. He showed the Sharp PV-6000 in the picture, mislabeled it the PV-5000, and gave the PV-5000's specs (which are very different). I posted a comment there correcting this information.

mscdex is right, though - a better comparison would have been with the Fujitsu Stylistic CT2020 or even the Intermec 6651.
nathanpc's Avatar nathanpc 19 April 2010 12:27:18 AM
He is mad, but I've liked. :)
BookWorm's Avatar BookWorm 12 September 2010 5:23:25 AM
Compared to the HPC Pro, the iPad sounds like a piece of junk with a fast CPU. Why don't modern portable computers come with applications? Without something like Pocket Office (Pocket Appleworks?) what is the iPad good for?
ntware's Avatar ntware 17 September 2010 7:17:06 PM
I think I got converted to the "apple" side of the force. As soon as I bought my iPad I can't see a good use for my jornada... it's completly retired. And answering to BookWork, the iPad come with a "mobile" appleworks application. But they are not as good as the desktop version (same thing happened to pocket office). That's why I use 3rd party applications for office on my iPad. I hope someday SoftMaker makes a version of SoftMaker Office for the iOS. That would be perfect!
HPC:Fan's Avatar HPC:Fan 29 October 2010 3:09:47 PM
I was one of the first ones in Europe to have the iPad. I found it a complete waste. Granted, it wasn't where it is today with apps and whatnot and would probably have kept it and had another point of view regarding it.

But I liked the guys comparison. He's also using one of my favorite HPC Pro's!
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