There are sites that sense the iPad is a mobile device. For example, Spotify. It will refuse to play in an iPad browser, while it works just fine on a laptop. It appears to be sensing what browser is in use, as do many sites that push a mobile version instead of the standard site.
Is there any workaround for this?
Additional note - Thanks for the answers so far. The desktop version requires Flash. This may kill the Spotify success, but great for sites that don't use flash, so I hope this Q&A helps others.