Fujitsu iPAD

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The Fujitsu iPAD

The Fujitsu iPAD is a lightweight handheld device that was introduced by Fujitsu, in 2002. It runs Microsoft's CE.NET operating system. It supports 802.11b wireless LAN to connect wirelessly with other company infrastructure.[1] The device can support inventory management as well as credit card payments.[2] In January 2010, when Apple announced the Apple iPad, there was a naming controversy between the two devices.[3] To settle the trademark infringement allegation, Apple purchased the trademark rights from Fujitsu.[4] Some trademark analysts estimate that Apple paid Fujitsu over US$4 million in exchange for the March 17, 2010 assignment of Fujitsu's iPad trademark rights to Apple. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fujitsu IPad". Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "POS Hardware: Fujitsu United States". Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ Tabuchi, Hiroko (January 28, 2010). "IPad? That’s So 2002, Fujitsu Says". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Apple Buys Trademark". Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Apple Avoids iPad Trademark Battle – Buying iPad Trademark from Fujitsu". Inside Trademarks. March 28, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2010.