If you happened to drop by the site yesterday after noon you were greeted by one of the few retailer created ads that seemed to directly assault the iPad. While many people gave major kudos to Best Buy for displaying this ad on their site, it has since been pulled. The ad, as seen below, depicts an iPad-like tab duct taped to a keyboard, which is merely a reference to the fact that the Transformer has an available keyboard dock. Above said picture you will see the words “Like That. But Better.” Which we would imagine didn’t set well with Apple, and could be the reason the ad has disappeared.

With new innovations debuting on Android tablets like HTC’s Scribe Technology and the Transformer’s dockable keyboard with an extra battery, the tablet world seeks to travel a road less traveled, truly uniting the missing link between our everyday PCs and new mobile devices.

Of course none of these innovations have been seen by Apple, as the new iPad 2 aside from fancy cases merely offers a slight revamp of the original. Which goes to show you that Steve Job’s “copy cat” allegations about Android no longer hold water, as these newer devices seek to go places iPad has not yet attempted. While there’s no denying the iPad 2 is an exceptional tablet device, which regrettably is a bit more refined then current offering in the Android world. Statistics from the last year show Android is rapidly gaining ground both as an operating system and through the advances made by manufactures. Apple has been around a bit longer and therefore may be seen as having a a slight advantage, but given time that hill will be leveled.  When that day comes no longer will Android devices be thought of as a comparison to something Apple already did rather an evolution of something completely different. Judging by new device offerings debuting, that day is approaching quickly.

 

Source: Slash Gear

  • Truthkillszz

    lol this is going to be my wall paper when i get mine

    • Kc

      lol – good for you! You should not have to worry about having to stand in line for one – just save up from your paper-route but by then that stupid transformer will be discontinued.

      “innovations”????? Please

      • Dspguy

        Kc: sorry to hear that you bought an iPad 1.5 with its lack of storage, toy camera and already obsolete OS. You see the difference is that Apple sells on blind followers and this product is built on technology, fortunately for apple most of their adherents don’t understand the difference.

      • Lxh0036

        the paper route routine got your ipad huh? Lucky…..

  • TabletNetbook

    Apple: “we do not allow factual depiction of our products! ”

    @Truthkillszz
    ditto. . . saved the image.

    Typical Apple. . . years of PC Vs Mac BS. . . no, you don’t have to restart a Mac. . . just wait and it will restart all by itself, frequently. I’m sure Apple complained to Best Buy about it. . . such hypocrites.

  • http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/homes/2007/12/fernandez_article Pepe Fanjul

    many people gave major kudos to Best Buy for displaying this ad on their site, it has since been pulled. The ad, as seen below, depicts an iPad-like tab duct taped to a keyboard, which is merely a reference to the fact .

  • http://twitter.com/vinterchaos Vinter

    Steve Jobs can cry copy cats about anything he wants, he does the same shit. I was at a party a few weeks ago, where some hipster (a friend of one of my friend’s friends) was talking to me about how Apple created the tablet, the touch screens and touch screen phones amongst some other stuff, and I could do nothing but laugh as one of my down and out friends said “i have a machine at work with a touch screen that looks like its 10 years old” haha