tablet

Wed
06
Oct
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Microsoft CEO: Expect Win7 Tablet PC by Xmas

Thus far, hardware makers have been a little slow in bringing out Windows 7-based tablet computers to rival Apple's very popular iPad. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that's about to change, and that several new devices should be on the market ... in time for the holiday season. "You'll see new slates with Windows on them," Ballmer told an audience at the London School of Economics on Tuesday. "You'll see them this Christmas." (Source: informationweek.com ) Big Box Retailer 'Target' to Carry iPad The iPad hit stores way back in April, and within two months Apple had sold approximately three ... (view more)

Tue
07
Sep
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ViewSonic Readies Dual Win7 / Android Tablet PC

A week after Canadian firm ExoPC revealed what should be the first Windows 7 tablet on the market , hardware maker ViewSonic has unveiled a 10-inch rival that will use either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google's Android 1.6 operating system (OS). The ... device in question is the ViewSonic ViewPad 100. The dual boot option will cost consumers roughly $850 USD -- almost double the cost of an Apple iPad. Viewsonic Tablet: a Netbook With a Twist? Beyond the dual operating systems, the ViewSonic tablet also boasts several other useful features, including wireless Internet (WiFi), Bluetooth capability, ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jul
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Microsoft to Answer For Big Mistakes at Annual FAM

Microsoft Corporation will face tough questions today at the annual Financial Analysts Meeting (FAM), where it's expected the software giant will have to answer for some troubling financial numbers. Topping the list of questions: a struggling ... Internet business, mobile-phone troubles, and where the company sees its future in a constantly-changing PC market. Microsoft shares have dipped significantly this year, down about 15 per cent over the same period in 2009 and just recently emerging from a 52-week low. That's prompted questions amongst financial analysts about how the company is ... (view more)

Mon
26
Jul
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India Unveils $35 Solar-Powered Tablet PC

The Indian government late last week unveiled a concept tablet computer set to sell for a mere 1,500 rupees, or about $35 USD. Shockingly, the price could drop even further for a device that features touchscreen capabilities and solar power options. ... The super-cheap tablet was first unveiled to the global media last Thursday by Kapil Sibal, India's Minister for Human Resource Development. The target audience for the device: the rapidly-developing country's student population, including those in less affluent rural communities. Students Help Design Super-Efficient, Super-Cheap Tablet The tablet ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jun
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Asus Challenges iPad with Win7 Eee Tablet PC at Computex

Less than two weeks after Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced it would not be using Windows 7 on its upcoming Slate tablet PC, hardware producer Asus says they're willing to step up to the plate and offer their Eee Pad (tablet PC) hosting Windows 7. HP ... announced early last week that it would not use Windows 7 due to underwhelming touchscreen capabilities. HP says it will instead go with the webOS (operating system) when Slate ships this October. Asus Eee Pad Boasts 12" Screen, 10-Hour Battery, Win7 Stepping in to defend Windows 7's compatibility with tablet computers is Asus, who recently ... (view more)

Wed
05
May
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HP's Win7 iPad-Like Tablet Cancelled, Reports Suggest

It would appear two potential rivals to Apple's iPad have been bumped off by their parent companies in just a few days' time. According to reports, Hewlett-Packard's (HP) Slate tablet , which planned to use Windows 7, has been cancelled. The news ... comes less than a week after word that Microsoft had nixed its Courier device. Microsoft admitted last week that it had no plans to release a final version of Courier, a dual-screen, touch screen tablet computer that opened up like an old-timey book and used a stylus for navigation. That wasn't such a huge surprise, since Courier received most of its ... (view more)

Fri
16
Apr
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Toshiba to Unveil Win7 iPad-Style Tablets Later This Year

Toshiba says it will be launching its own line of tablet computers to rival the Apple iPad later this year. That follows on from a similar announcement by netbook specialists Asus earlier this month . Toshiba may be working on more than two tablet ... machines, one running Windows 7, the other Google's Android operating system (OS). It says that as well as considering a 10-inch screen model, it's also looking at producing a dual-screen device, though the dual-screen version would run Windows 7 only. (Source: reuters.com ) That sounds similar to Microsoft's Courier project, which involves a ... (view more)

Thu
08
Apr
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Windows, Chrome Set to Appear on Asus iPad Rival

Taiwan computer manufacturer Asus has announced it will release at least two tablet PCs in the next few months. They'll join a growing list of potential rivals to the much-hyped Apple iPad. Asus is better know for producing netbooks: indeed, it can ... be argued that its Eee PC, released in 2007, helped establish the market for the slimmed-down notebooks designed mainly for Internet browsing and light office tasks. Chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes that Asus is still committed to netbooks, but believes there is a gap in the market between netbooks and smartphones which can be filled by tablet- ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jan
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Apple Finally Unveils New iPad, Tablet-based PC

Apple unveiled its latest invention, dubbed the "iPad" at a press conference yesterday and to millions of potential television viewers. So, what does the iPad look and feel like? iPad: Hardware Details Some suggest that the iPad is essentially an ... oversized iPhone with longer battery life and a larger screen. And, unlike most laptops, netbooks, or tablet PCs, the iPad doesn't have a flip-top design. Instead, the iPad is merely a tablet, weighing only 1.5 pounds (about twice as heavy as Amazon's last Kindle) and comes preloaded with the standard iPhone fare, including Safari, Music, ... (view more)

Fri
08
Jan
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Microsoft Launches Windows 7 Tablet PC at CES

Apple's much-hyped tablet computer could be on sale within a few months . But now Microsoft has responded by promoting its own tablet PC in partnership with HP. The Windows 7 Tablet: by HP Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off the device as part of ... his major address to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday night. The computer is effectively a Windows 7 notebook but in the form of a single touchscreen rather than a separate keyboard and display. Pricing isn't confirmed, though reports are that it will be sold for less than $500. The new device is produced by HP, and not Microsoft. ... (view more)

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