Ben Bold
Oct 20, 2010

Steve Jobs slates iPad challengers, Research in Motion responds

GLOBAL - Apple chief Steve Jobs used yesterday's quarterly results to launch a tirade against PC manufacturers' plans to launch tablet computers, and the Google Android software that powers many of them.

Steve Jobs launches into competitor attempts at tablet computers.

Many manufacturers, including Samsung, plan to launch tablet computers in the next six months and take on the market cornered by Apple's iPad.

But Jobs claimed that the seven-inch screen of those tablets so far announced would be too small for consumers to operate easily.

He said, We think these seven-inch tablets will be dead on arrival. They'll learn the painful lesson that they're too small and have to expand them next year.

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