Mobile The iPad Looks Familiar… Published 12 years ago on 01/27/2010 By Xavier Lanier 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. Related Topics: 3 Comments 3 Comments 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 Reply 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. Reply 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? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This article may contain affiliate links. Click here for more details.