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  #518461 8-Sep-2011 11:08
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Yes...I too was wondering if there'll be countersuits in the US courts when Apple releases a telly that looks like a Samsung.

Despite having several Apple devices and thoroughly loving the user experience they bring, I am over the Apple vs the World mentality that they seem to be bringing to the marketplace, with all the suits, countersuits and litigation that they are engaging in.
And then you have the likes of this...TM potentially being in breach of the law due to copyright issues - despite there being no issue with the likes of telecom selling the V9 or whatever it's called - even though it's physically identical to an APAD II...

Still grumpy.

I think I will stick it on Sella.

Also - if anyone's interested: Barely used APAD II for sale.
Specifications:
CPU Tcc8902 720MHz
OS Android 2.1
RAM 256MB
NAND 2G
Screen 7" 800x480 two points Touch
Video output Mini HDMI 1080P Full HD
Remote control Infrared remote
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Camera 1.3MP
3G Support Vodafone 3G Vodem
USB Mini USB slave 2.0
Memory Card Support Micro SD up to 32G
Communication QQ MSN SKYPE (TEXT CHAT ONLY) Gmail
Game Support 2D/3D Games
Office Use Documents To Go supports XLS PPT DOC PDF)
Battery 2 Cells 2700mAh


Offers around $150?
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  #518565 8-Sep-2011 14:09
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I noticed those being pulled. One of them at least used the text "Haipad". That might have been the problem with one at least, but not yours I think?

 
 
 
 


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  #518576 8-Sep-2011 14:27
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Handsomedan: TM potentially being in breach of the law due to copyright issues - despite there being no issue with the likes of telecom selling the V9 or whatever it's called - even though it's physically identical to an APAD II...

Telecom's advertising doesn't include a photoshopped Toshiba HD DVD logo like your ad does though... :P

Edit: Not to mention "Full HD 1080" on an 800x480 screen!

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  #518607 8-Sep-2011 15:20
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Behodar: Edit: Not to mention "Full HD 1080" on an 800x480 screen!


Guessing the Full-HD is via HDMI on an external 1080p Full-HD screen.

Easy mistake, but hay ban all reference to "Full-HD 1080" I say, it could be mistaken for 480i American NTSC Standard Definition TV. Laughing









 







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  #518609 8-Sep-2011 15:24
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Behodar:
Handsomedan: TM potentially being in breach of the law due to copyright issues - despite there being no issue with the likes of telecom selling the V9 or whatever it's called - even though it's physically identical to an APAD II...

Telecom's advertising doesn't include a photoshopped Toshiba HD DVD logo like your ad does though... :P

Edit: Not to mention "Full HD 1080" on an 800x480 screen!


Didn't use that pic in my trademe listing.

I used a couple of photos I had taken of the box and the device with all peripherals out of box with screen on and clearly showing an Android home screen.

The pic I used here was off the PB Tech website  - which is where the device was from in the first place.




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  #518775 8-Sep-2011 20:58
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Well...I've relisted it.

Let's see how long that lasts.

Changed it up to see if it makes a difference.




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  #518779 8-Sep-2011 21:11
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Handsomedan:
Also - if anyone's interested: Barely used APAD II for sale.


Offers around $150?




Ha, it looks just like an ipad and it's called an "A pad". Whoever makes this is trying to copy the ipad. 

It could confuse some people . 


 
 
 
 




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  #520328 13-Sep-2011 09:54
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And it's gone again...

A mere two days before the new listing would end and with a lot of interest and questions answered: plus twice stating in capital letters that THIS IS NOT AN IPAD, they've gone and pulled it again, sending me the same email as last time.

Seems a bit on the nose, to me.

Yet again, heavy handedness, pandering to Apple.

This time I listed it as:

7" Android Tablet
THIS IS NOT AN IPAD

Then listed what is is, what it's specs are and again that it's not an iPad.

I now officially hate Trademe.

I wish anyone luck in trying to sell a Galaxy of any kind.




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  #520345 13-Sep-2011 10:26
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Looks like overkill. Have you tried the TradeMe message boards?



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  #520393 13-Sep-2011 12:21
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Yeah I've put a note on the message boards to see what's said


Bloody annoying.




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  #520535 13-Sep-2011 16:24
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Since I got a reply back in 5mins and nothing all afternoon ill post what I got told here:

"I write news and articles for a local Android news site, androidmobile.co.nz.
It has come to my attention that Trademe is reportedly removing APAD listings due to their similarity to Apple's iPad. This behaviour has even continued when the seller has stated numerous times it is not an iPad within the listing.
Is there any comments you would like to make on the issue?
See here; http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=89707&page_no=1"

"A starter for 10 on Trade Me and intellectual property is over here ? feel free to send through any additional questions for our Trust & Safety crew (who look after IP issues) if this does not clear things up for you
http://www.trademe.co.nz/community/announcements/post/1023/intellectual-property-trade-me"

"Well that part seems fair enough to be frank, but why is a 7" when listed as and I quote from seller "7" Android Tablet" singled out when the iPad (I'm assuming this is why it was removed?) is 9.7" in size? Also why is it that Galaxy tabs (-link to galaxy tab listings-) and other APADs (-link to apad listings-) are still available for auction?
In fact Apple is in the middle of trying to get injunctions against Samsung's Galaxy Tabs. There seems to be no consistency here."

No reply since this morning, first reply came in 5mins. Might send an email the way of the trust and safety guys later on.


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  #520544 13-Sep-2011 16:42
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Most of that doesn't make sense to me.

Specifically;

"A starter for 10 on Trade Me and intellectual property is over here ? feel free to send through any additional questions for our Trust & Safety crew (who look after IP issues) if this does not clear things up for you
http://www.trademe.co.nz/community/announcements/post/1023/intellectual-property-trade-me"

"Well that part seems fair enough to be frank, but why is a 7" when listed as and I quote from seller "7" Android Tablet" singled out when the iPad (I'm assuming this is why it was removed?) is 9.7" in size? Also why is it that Galaxy tabs (-link to galaxy tab listings-) and other APADs (-link to apad listings-) are still available for auction?
In fact Apple is in the middle of trying to get injunctions against Samsung's Galaxy Tabs. There seems to be no consistency here."

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  #520548 13-Sep-2011 16:50
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Only parts I left out were the typical greeting stuff.

"Starter for 10" I think is a reference to the time he replied. Then its telling me to send a email to the trust and safety guys who deal specifically with IP issues as I sent it to the media crew.

Then I question him asking him specifically why it was pulled when seller stated clearly it had nothing to do with apple. Then some reference links showing other tablets similar to the sellers available for sale and then stating there doesnt appear to be any consistency as seller (handsomedan) has now had his listing pulled several times.

Hopefully that clears it up?

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  #520559 13-Sep-2011 17:07
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"starter for 10" is actually a reference to "university challenge"


The "Starter for 10" was always the first question in any given category.



As a "Starter for 10" was always a question, it doesn't make sense here.

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