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Old 05-28-2010, 09:43 AM
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Default PADD vs. iPad

iPad Size in cm³: 24.28 x 18.97 x 1.34

Starfleet PADD sizes in cm³:
15.24 x 10.16 x 0.95
25.41 x 20.32 x 0.95
30.48 x 22.86 x 1.27
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Check wiki for the iPad and the DS9 manual for the PADD.
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Starfleet PADD can do so much more, for how much longer I don't know...
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I did a post about that a few days ago on another forum.

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So I'm looking at the Star Trek Online Auction catalog and a thought has occured to me.

How long before Apple and Paramount sue each other for use of the term and visuals for the PAD/iPad?



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Someone has even created the "LCARS" iPad application.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwBGDHyAcmg
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According to the Star Trek technical manuals you could if need arises control all the functions of a galaxy class starship from a single PADD the Ipad won't even let you listen to music while browsing the internet.
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-.- It's about the dimensions. Of course the iPad can't control a starship that doesn't exist.
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Oh sorry my mistake.

I had assumed you were trying to compare theoretical performance, capability, etc. not simply dimensions, although I don't really follow your point of comparing dimensions, unless it is meant to imply something broader about the two devices themselves as your thread would seem to suggest,

But if it is just a The Ipad is bigger thing, then of course you are correct, though i'm surprised that the extra large PADD's used in early seasons of TNG are not actually bigger than the ipad.
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How can you compare features that are 300 years apart? XD
My point is that perhaps the Apple guys took the PADD as a reference, just like the flipping cell phone was designed after a fan saw the communicator.
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