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Apple Rumorama: Borders Talks Apple iPAD

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Has Borders been talking to Apple about their upcoming tablet device?

The Apple tablet rumors are going to continue for the next few weeks, at least until Apple's September event is upon us, and while no one seems to know anything official about the device, a recent screenshot from a Borders customer survey makes us wonder if the retailer knows something we don’t.

The screenshot below (courtesy of CNet) shows part of a Borders survey focused on understanding the consumer's grasp of ereaders. While it starts of with questions like, "Are you familiar with the Kindle?" The survey goes on to ask if the customer plans to buy a Kindle DX, a Sony ereader, a Plastic Logic ereader or an Apple iPAD in the next year.

Sure this could be Borders keeping its finger on the pulse and including what is considered to be a highly anticipated product in the tech world, however it could also be that the company has been speaking with Apple and is planning to sell the device in stores. Barnes and Noble last month announced a partnership with Plastic Logic and became the first ebookstore for the device. Are Borders and Apple cooking something up? Time will tell.

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[UPDATE] A CNet commenter claims the iPAD option has since been removed from the survey.

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    rtfm , August 17, 2009 6:05 PM
    iPAD sounds like a panty liner....
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    BallistaMan , August 17, 2009 5:21 PM
    That's the best name they could come up with?
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    zak_mckraken , August 17, 2009 5:32 PM
    Anv I thought that cow was milkev vry long ago...
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    theholylancer , August 17, 2009 5:45 PM
    couldn't it have been iPADD?

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    rtfm , August 17, 2009 6:05 PM
    iPAD sounds like a panty liner....
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    agentjon , August 17, 2009 6:15 PM
    theholylancercouldn't it have been iPADD?


    Because they dropped the display.

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    nocho , August 17, 2009 6:46 PM
    people in boston will be so confused...
    imaginary conversation
    "I want an IPAD." "oh, you like tabletPCs?" "no my old Ipad(ipod) broke."
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    Greg_77 , August 17, 2009 7:58 PM
    http://ipad.primate.wisc.edu/ Apple is run by primates!!!!! Those dirty apes!
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    jj463rd , August 17, 2009 8:09 PM
    Apple iPad here a spoof a while ago on Mad TV.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZggKwMjHEBo
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    teeth_03 , August 17, 2009 9:41 PM
    most girls these days use iTampons anyway
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    frozenlead , August 18, 2009 2:38 AM
    Agree with nocho. The term "tablet PC" is now dead, just like the term "MP3 player". They're known as the iPad and iPod, respectively.

    Such BS.
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    goose man , August 18, 2009 4:25 AM
    The virtual keyboard on that thing do not have "D" letter, instead it replaced by "V". So the name of that thing should be iPav. :-D
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    Anonymous , August 18, 2009 10:13 AM
    I'll wager Apple won't enter the eReader market until it's matured. They'll want their offering to be the refined option and not the early dinosaur.