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Finally, real competition for the iPad?

9 September 2010 1,701 views One Comment

Techcrunch is reporting a funding event for Kno – to make an iPad killer.

Why is the device compelling? Andreessen and Rashid talk about how Kno is offering a total product – software, hardware and services – that will be compelling to the college user. They can purchase textbooks and view them just as they look in printed format. Users will be able to take notes, draw on the pages, etc., just like the print versions. And they’ll be able to access those books on a variety of devices – even eventually their desktop and laptops – because Kno’s software is built on webkit and designed to run on a variety of hardware setups. And there’s a normal web browser too for the Internet in general.

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  • iPadUseful said:

    What, no images to report? That’s the only thing that matters. Functionality comes after.

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