The iPad Looks Familiar…

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Several months ago I took a look at a slate from Hanvon at IDF. It sure looks a lot like what Steve Jobs is showing off today. Obviously it’s not exactly the same thing, but close.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.


  1. Robert

    01/27/2010 at 2:33 pm

    What is the model number of this Hanvon Slate?

    Is it possible that Apple approached Hanvon and bought out
    the design of this Slate from Hanvon?

    Will Hanvon bring this Slate out to market?

    Regards Robert

  2. Xavier

    01/27/2010 at 2:51 pm

    This was a prototype and I have no idea if it’ll ever come to market. But considering it was at IDF its guts are different.

  3. Epyon

    01/27/2010 at 3:19 pm

    Other than the shiny front/chrome edge, they’re not too similar at all. The Hanvon is an actual computer (not a glorified smartphone). It has a widescreen (like every other device made in the past 5 years). It has expandability (SD & USB). It appears to have a webcam.
    Did I mention, the Hanvon is an actual computer?

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