The iPad was a good call, it's by far the best and most popular tablet. The problem is that so much news can be had for free, so why pay for it? Apps like Flipboard and Pulse launched while thy were trying to convince people to pay. Oops.
Mike you'd look a lot more like a real journalist if you left your anti-Apple bias out of your writing.
Just give it up Mike. All the post-mortem nit picking in the world doesn't change the fact that Sammy obviously ripped off Apple. The nits are just how a patent case is fought, they're not really the point.
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