Items tagged with Tablet PC

Well, what do you know? Another tablet PC! We're halfway joking, but there's no question that 2010 is quickly becoming the year of the tablet. Apple just this week released their first quarterly earnings with the iPad included in sales, and they managed to sell more iPad devices than Mac computers in the past quarter. That's a pretty clear indication that the tablet revolution is back on, and just about every other company in the market place is scrambling to catch up. Lenovo has long since held an edge in the business notebook realm, with their rugged, classy machines seeming to end up in corporate... Read more...
Finally, a legitimate response that the world can circle and hone in on with regard to Microsoft's response to the iPad. Up until now, Microsoft has been rather quiet on the whole "How will you rival the iPad?" front. There have been a number of Windows-based tablet PCs announced, but so far, none have materialized. Basically, it has been a huge wait-and-see game, with Apple utilizing each and every day to pick up even more market share and further corner the tablet market. Now, Microsoft's CEO has come forward with a real challenge. According to Steve Ballmer, who spoke today at the company's... Read more...
Another tablet PC? Really? Can the world even stand to see another one? We sure hope so, because yet another company is trying their luck in the already-saturated market. But this company is a bit different than the rest. How so? Well, for starters, 1&1 isn't a hardware company. They aren't even a software company. They're a German Internet provider, which makes it all the stranger. But we have to confess that the renders so far are extremely enticing, and if it's executed properly, the device (called the SmartPad) may have a decent chance at catching on. Not because we expect 1&1 to spend... Read more...
Apple's iPad may have arguably rebooted the tablet revolution, but Motion Computing has been producing tablets before the iPad was even a concept in the back of Steve Jobs' mind. The company's new J3500 Rugged Tablet PC isn't your average toy; instead, it uses a tough exterior, durable Gorilla glass and a more solid construction in order to give you tablet-like abilities no matter where life takes you. Even if that's out into the wild. It's the newest member of the J-Series tablet family, and it features an Intel Core vPro processor, dual touch screen technology (the ability to use your hands or... Read more...
Say what you will about the iPad, but lots of people are buying the thing. They may have no idea what they're going to do with it once they get home, and they're probably still curious as to why the iPhone 3G has access to iOS 4 before the iPad, but hey, those are just minor things, right? We're kidding (in a way), but the sales figures just don't lie: Apple has sold three million iPad units in just 80 days. It hasn't even taken 3 months for the company to move 3 million units, and even with the iPhone 4 getting a serious amount of attention right now, consumers have yet to totally forget about... Read more...
Reports have recently been published looking at the effect of the iPad on the shipment of netbooks, and while the early data seemed to be less than conclusive, more modern data seems to have a different look on things. Apple managed to sell two million iPad devices in just two months, and while many million netbooks have been sold worldwide, they have the benefit of being available in nearly every country. But will tablets as a whole hurt the sales of netbooks as a whole? Maybe. According to a new Forrester report on the subject, the tablet industry as a whole, which will gain a lot of new players... Read more...
It's one thing when Apple tips their hat to Microsoft by announcing that Bing is now a selectable search engine within the next iOS release, but when someone in the Linux world gives a hat tip to Apple, well, we all had to check and make sure the world below wasn't frozen over. Canonical's CEO Chris Kenyon recently had a discussion surrounding tablets and slate PCs, and this is one of the lines: "The devices world is a really exciting space right now and we're really bullish on it; hats off to the iPad team for doing what they did." There's no doubt that many people are crediting Apple to bringing... Read more...
At Computex this past week, no fewer than 12 new tablet PCs were introduced, or at least showcased behind glass for the first time. That's a lot of iPad competition, and while most of them won't be shipping for at least a few months, there's no doubt that Apple has a huge target on their back. Most of these tablets ran either Android or Windows 7, but only time will tell how well either of those systems can do on a tablet form factor. But aside from the software story, there's a rather large hardware story as well. Many of these tablets were shown at Intel's booth, and while a few had chips from... Read more...
Like it or not, the Tablet PC is taking over the computer industry. The iPad arguably sparked the revolution, and now there's options from Fusion Garage, Asus and even MSI on the table. Yes, even MSI. Today, the company revealed that they too would be producing a Tablet PC, with the 10" Wind Pad to be their first. Designed for low-power draw and handheld usability, this Windows 7-based tablet ships with integrated 3G and Wi-Fi support, as well as USB and HDMI outputs. And if Windows isn't your thing, the Wind Pad 110 is another option, boasting an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and Android as the operating... Read more...
Remember the JooJoo? What started out as the CrunchPad eventually became Fusion Garage's JooJoo, a massive tablet PC that drawfs the iPad, plays Flash video but has yet to sell more than a handful of units worldwide. The lack of marketing has really hurt the product, and Apple coming out with something similar surely did not help their cause. But if you thought bad timing would make Fusion Garage's CEO bitter, you were wrong. He's just disgusted. According to a new report, Chandra Rathakrishna (creator of the JooJoo), recently had a few choice words about the iPad, and while sales would obviously... Read more...
One Laptop Per Child is a wonderful organization. Despite their failed attempts to provide thousands of laptops to students around the globe for under $100 (the machines ended up being slightly more expensive than they had hoped), that has not prevented the company from shipping mini notebooks to classrooms all around the world, helping children learn in a way that they otherwise would not if it hadn't been for OLPC's determination. The green XO laptop is now a symbol of hope and excitement, and we're thrilled to see the next generation of OLPC taking shape. As the tablet revolution marches on,... Read more...
Dell has made little to no effort to keep their "Streak" Tablet a secret, but when everyone else is doing a tablet, we sort of understand the need to make it public knowledge. After months and months of leaks and rumors, Dell is finally putting all of that conjecture behind them and getting official with the 5" Streak, which is set to launch early next month in the UK exclusively on O2. Pricing plans for the device haven't been made public, but one thing that's certainly unique about the Streak compared to other tablets is this unit's ability to act as a mobile phone. It will almost certainly be... Read more...
Apple has done it again: The company has created a product that people want and in the process, the company has boosted sales of an entire market segment. Although tablet PCs have been on the market for years, many consumers haven't paid attention to this market segment until Apple announced the iPad. Now, research firm IDC is claiming the iPad could spur a sixfold increase in tablet sales by 2014. In a statement, IDC said worldwide shipments will rise from 7.6 million to 46 million this year. The firm expects 398 million portable personal computers to ship in 2014. Apple's iPad was introduced... Read more...
It's still sinking in that Hewlett-Packard (of all companies) acquired Palm, and while the finalization has yet to occur, it's assumed that the paperwork will be only a formality. Once the companies came out about the news, the biggest question people had was about the future of WebOS, Palm's own mobile OS. WebOS was one of the first major mobile operating systems to support native multi-tasking (using a "cards" approach), and the Palm Pre was actually a fairly important phone for the company. Some say the exclusive deal with Sprint really killed all hopes of the phone ever truly taking off, but... Read more...
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