The iPad vs. PC Pro: Tablets Then and Now

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When you compare the iPad to gizmos past, the most obvious frame of reference is a multitude of unsuccessful tablets. But as I've been using my iPad over the past week, it's reminded me even more of another much-hyped platform which landed with a thud: Microsoft's Handheld PC Pro -- code-named "Jupiter" -- which, like the iPad, put a mobile OS (Windows CE 2.11 in this case) inside a device that looked like a small personal touchscreen computer.

Let's compare the iPad against an especially iPaddish Handheld PC, Sharp's Mobilon Pro, a convertible model that could be used in notebook- or tablet-like configurations.

This story, "The iPad vs. PC Pro: Tablets Then and Now" was originally published by Technologizer.

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