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Chinese companies plan tablet PCs amid Apple iPad hype

Owen Fletcher | March 10, 2010
At least two of the companies have billed their tablets as imitation Apple devices

"Bandit" mobile phones and netbooks, widely sold at electronics bazaars in China, have appeared both as blatant counterfeits of well-known products like the iPhone and merely as generic-looking devices from unknown brands. But their defining trait has been a low price, often at the cost of quality. The likely problem for imitation tablet PCs in China will be a lack of wide-ranging applications like the pool available for Apple's iPad, Wang said.


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