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Hands-On with FlyBook V5 Convertible Tablet

Everyone seems to be falling in love with the small form factor of subnotebooks like the Asus Eee PC, but some people may not be satisfied with the level of performance that they offer. The MSI Wind, HP Mini-Note, and other similar devices are meant to be secondary computers, but the FlyBook V5 from Dialogue […]

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Ubuntu Coming to Nokia N800-Series Internet Tablets

The Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets are wonderful little devices, because they give you virtually the same online experience as a laptop but in a much smaller form factor. The operating system on these handhelds, however, is starting to get a little dated. We already know that Nokia isn’t going to make the leap […]

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Microsoft LucidTouch Tablet PC Is Semi-Transparent

As cool as touchscreen displays may be, one of their biggest problems is that your hand (or stylus) will always obscure a portion of the display, making it difficult to be perfectly accurate while still being able to see everything. Microsoft is hard at work developing something that they call LucidTouch technology and what it […]

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Gigabyte M700 UMPC Runs Windows Vista Home Premium

Despite what some people may lead you to believe, the Asus Eee PC isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to ultraportable computing. Over at CeBIT in Germany, Gigabyte has just unveiled their new M700 UMPC. Like so many other mini-tablets before it, the Gigabyte M700 UMPC gets outfitted with a seven-inch (touchscreen?) display, […]

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Five More E’s: Kojinsha E8 Mini-Notebook PC

Clearly targeting a similar market as the hugely successful Asus Eee PC, the Kojinsha E8 mini-notebook actually has a few advantages over its Asus cousin. For starters, it’s the E8, giving it five more E’s than the Eee. Sorry, that was lame, but why else would Kojinsha so blatantly use the fifth letter of the […]

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Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 and U810 for Mobile Professionals

Fujitsu has always demonstrated its knack for catering to business users and the additions to their family are no exception. The newly revealed Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 convertible Tablet PC and the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 mini-UMPC both “offer security and portability in feature-rich packages.” Starting with the LifeBook T2010, you get a bidirectional swivel hinge that […]

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Panasonic ToughBook CF-08 Tablet PC Takes a Licking

And keeps on ticking. That is, if it had an old school clock that ticked. Regardless, the ToughBook CF-08 easily holds up to its namesake, because Panasonic is claiming that it’ll survive falls as high as about 1 meter, the average height of a computer desk (or about where you’d be cradling it in your […]

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Video: TabletKiosk Sahara i215 Not Designed for Vista

The TabletKiosk Sahara i215 tablet PC sports some of the best ergonomics available on the market with its rounded edges and Apple-like appearance, but the spec sheet comes up a little short by today’s standards. The processor is just a 1.5GHz Intel Pentium M number and it is designed to run on Windows XP. Other […]

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Video: Asus T83 UMPC on the CeBIT Floor

Designed with an education application in mind, the Asus T83 UMPC will be available in two versions. One will be strictly Tablet PC style with a touchscreen interface, whereas the second, more expensive model will be “convertible.” This means that the seven-inch LCD can swivel for a laptop-like experience as well. The accent is a […]

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HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Tablet Features “Twist and Touch”

There are laptops for business users and then there are units like the newly announced HP Pavilion tx1000, an “entertainment” laptop that comes with Tablet PC functionality. In this way, the 12.1-inch wide-aspect display can flip up the way it does on a usual notebook, but you’ll also notice that it can “twist” to provide […]

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Hoft & Wessel skeye.pad XSL Tablet PC: almost UMPC-sized

Look what we found rearing its head around the FCC offices this lovely Friday afternoon. German firm Hoft & Wessel has just got their skeye.pad XSL Tablet PC approved by the suits, and despite what your initial glance might tell you, it’s not a Skype-pad (yes, you’re not the only one who was fooled by […]

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ModBook converts MacBook to MacTablet

The Mac Tablet has arrived, only it’s not from Apple. Axiotron is the provider of the ModBook, a Mac OS X-running tablet PC that sports a MacBook’s power and operating system and definitely improves on Windows-running tablets. They basically convert a MacBook to act as a tablet, but its not running on Windows. Among those […]

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Notebook-like tablet PC and PDA-PMP combo from Fujitsu

Details are pretty skimpy at this point, but we do know that Fujitsu is aiming to grab your attention with two attractive new products coming off their assembly line: a tablet PC and a handy PMP cum PDA. The “Turn” Tablet PC takes on a conventional notebook form factor, but the huge magnetic display is […]

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Nokia 770 Internet tablet does Linux

It’s an Internet tablet and it doesn’t do Windows? Where can I get one?! From Nokia comes the 770, a Linux-driven, Bluetooth-enabled tablet that can connect to the Net via a WLAN of the 802.11b or g variety. It’s certainly larger than than the largest smartphone, by a good bit, with a screen resolution of […]

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Gateway Tablet PC adds Core Duo to the package

While you’re waiting around for the price of UMPCs to come down to a more reasonable level, if you want to get your hands on a touchscreen with full Windows functionality, you have little choice but to opt for a tablet PC. Fear not, my Mobile Magazine readers, because Gateway is jumping back into the […]

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Microsoft outlines Windows Vista for 2006

Microsoft Corp. today announced the lineup for its upcoming Windows Vista operating system, the new variants are due out in the second half of this year Microsoft has outlined the most innovative features to their OS, but still following slowly behind Apple. The 64-bit platform has a new interface named Windows Aero, this is designed […]

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Panasonic’s Wireless touch-screen tablet Toughbook

Keeping healthy with a touch of the finger. That’s the mantra put forward by Panasonic with the introduction of a new wireless touch-screen device. The Toughbook Wireless Display has a 10.4″ LCD but boasts no local software, relying instead of wireless connections to clinical and management applications on a nearby LAN. It is designed to […]

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Acer launches ‘sliding’ C200 Tablet PC in the US

Acer has brought their TravelMate C200 Tablet PC series to the US market. The new tablet PC is unique in design, it has a ‘sliding’ display mechanism as opposed to the standard hinge that enables other Tablet PC monitors to rotate and fold. There are two models; the high-profile C204TMi (which retails for US $1899) […]

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Wacom Launches PenPartner2 Pen Tablet for Use with Notebooks

Wacom’s PenPartner2 is a tablet geared towards business professionals and business travelers. The PenPartner2, which is cordless and battery-free, is meant for use with one’s notebook PC and as such reflects today’s notebook style trends. USB-power makes it easy to take with you and not worry about charging or batteries, it ships with the JustWrite […]

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Microsoft Set to Unveil 7 Versions of Windows Vista

Microsoft is all set to unveil as many as seven editions of their next PC operating system; Windows Vista. These editions have been particularly construed to cater to home and business requirements with various levels of functionality depending on the specific version. Out of the seven new product editions, four of these – Windows Vista […]

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Lenovo releases the IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet Convertible

Everyone looks at the IBM ThinkPad as a classically designed business notebook, from the jet-black colour, to the most recent slimmed down versions, IBM created a winner here. Lenovo Group aquired IBM’s personal computing division just two months ago for the price of US$1.25 billion, today they announce the first ever ThinkPad Tablet PC. The […]

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Itronix Duo-Touch rugged Tablet PC with multi-wireless capabilities

Intronix has introduced a loaded rugged tablet PC with multi-wireless capabilities called the Duo-Touch. It features the Intel Pentium M processor 733 at 1.1 GHz, integrated GPS, 1280MB of DDR SDRAM and 128MB of Video RAM. It also has support for WWAN (EV-DO, EDGE/GPRS, UMTS), WLAN (802.11b/g) Bluetooth, and GPS all in a single unit […]

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Spicy Pepper Pad 2 Wireless Tablet

This new spicy treat released from Pepper Computer today is dubbed the Pepper Pad 2, it was announced at DEMOmobile 2004 to be the all portable solution for the digital home environment. The device looks interesting, but those keys look like a pain to use for any normal typing situation, with the built-in Wi-Fi, large […]

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NEC Unveils Their New Ultra Slim Tablet PC

NEC announced their new ultra thin Tablet PC, the VersaPro VY11F/GL-R, which will ship with Windows Tablet PC Edition 2005. The tablet is only 11mm thick and weighs only 885g. Don’t mistake this bad boy for a frizbee as it’s base price weighs in at $2,590. The system specifications include. Pentium M-733 (1.10 GHz) CPU, […]

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Acer TravelMate 250PE Combines Both a Tablet and a Laptop

Acer America Corporation, one of the leading worldwide suppliers of laptop and Tablet PC solutions, today changed the landscape of mobile computing with the announcement of the TravelMate 250PE. Featuring natural pen-input functionality which lets users write directly and comfortably on the display, the TravelMate 250PE is the first mobile PC to combine digital inking […]

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Fujitsu Unveils the LifeBook T3000 Tablet PC

Following through on its commitment to “anytime, anywhere” computing, Fujitsu PC Corporation today introduced yet another addition to its Tablet PC product line, the LifeBook(R) T3000 Tablet PC. The company has artfully blended its award-winning LifeBook notebook and Stylistic(R) Tablet PC product lines to produce one of its most versatile PCs ever. With a flip […]

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AirSpeak Flair Tablet Thin Client Model with Windows CE.net Just Released

AirSpeak Incorporated is now shipping the Flair™ tablet thin client with the Windows CE.net operating system. New features available with the CE.net Flair™ tablet include Internet Explorer 5.5, Windows media player, file viewers for MS Office and PDF documents, the RDP 5.1 advanced terminal services client as well as improved networking and security capabilities. The […]

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TDV Vison Announces First Sub-$1000 Tablet PCs – V800XPT and VS1200XP

TDV Vison, a new global power in LCD monitors, today announces the September availability of the first two products from its Visonary line. The V800XPT is a lightweight, 8.4-inch LCD tablet PC priced at $799 and the VS1200XP is a full-featured 14-inch, 2-in-one convertible swivel tablet PC priced at $999. Products in the Visonary line […]

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Itronix Unveils the GoBook Rugged Wireless Tablet PC

Press Release: Itronix Corp., recently introduced the GoBook Tablet PC, a uniquely designed, truly portable, wireless, rugged slate Tablet PC. Designed to support mobile professionals in industries such as telecommunications, utilities, government, and insurance, the mid-sized GoBook Tablet PC weighs only 3.7 pounds, making it the smallest and lightest Tablet PC in the rugged category. […]

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Fujitsu Delivers ‘Vision’ of Anytime, Anywhere Computing with the Stylistic ST Series Tablet PC

Fujitsu PC Corporation today gave mobile computer users the power to work and play virtually anywhere with the first indoor/outdoor Tablet PC to feature a Reflective front light display. An option for the latest Fujitsu Stylistic(R) ST Series Tablet PC, this unique technology offers extraordinarily clear text and graphics under practically any light condition — […]

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Xplore Announces Release of New iX104 Rugged Tablet PC

Xplore Technologies® Corp. has announced the commercial release of its newest rugged PC, the Xplore iX104-TPC. The highly durable iX104-TPC combines Microsoft’s advanced Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system, leading performance-based hardware technologies, integrated wireless LAN and WAN capabilities and Xplore’s proven patented ruggedization techniques. Xplore’s iX104 is the first rugged Tablet PC product […]

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Intermec Introduces the CT60 Rugged Tablet PC

Intermec Technologies Corp. has introduced the CT60, a new rugged tablet personal computer designed to bring the ease of a tablet PC to mobile workers no matter what their work environment. The Intermec CT60 performs flawlessly in freezing temperatures, pouring rain and other demanding situations. It delivers reliable mobile computing power on the job, whether […]

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Xybernaut Releases Atigo M Tablet PC

Xybernaut Corporation has introduced a new addition to the Atigo platform of products — a line of wearable computers designed for dual use as a wireless flat panel display (FPD) or a stand-alone wireless-enabled mobile/wearable computer. With the introduction of the Atigo M, the Atigo product family currently contains three products named Atigo, Atigo L […]

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WalkAbout Computers Ships Hammerhead XRT Rugged Tablet PCs

WalkAbout Computers, Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged tablet computers for mobile workers in the utility, public safety/EMS and other vertical markets, is now shipping their new Hammerhead XRT rugged Tablet PC. The Hammerhead XRT is the latest edition to WalkAbout’s expanding line of rugged Tablet PCs and docking stations. In support of Microsoft’s Tablet […]

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Kontron Announces Their First Rugged, Mobile Notebook and Tablet PC in One

Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., today announced availability of the ReVolution™ — a rugged, Windows-compatible, convertible notebook and tablet PC designed to meet the needs of field-deployed professionals. The company is now accepting orders for the product and expects to begin shipping initial units in October. The newest addition to Kontron’s full line of mobile computers, […]

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New Tablet PC Runs Windows XP

Tatung Co. has announced a tablet PC, the Tangy830, which is designed for Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC edition OS. The tablet PC is built around an Intel 830MG chipset and uses an 800MHz Pentium III-M processor. It measures 275 by 223 by 21mm and weighs 1.2kg. It enables networking via a built-in 802.11b wireless […]

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VIA Debuts Tablet PC Design

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today demonstrated its new VIA Tablet PC design at the WinHEC 2002 event in Taipei, Taiwan. The VIA Tablet PC design is an attractive slate-style ultra portable PC, combining an innovative ‘digital ink’ system with a 10.4″ electro-magnetic digitizer […]

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Kontron Starts a ReVolution: A Rugged Laptop and Tablet in One

People who work everyday with computers in the field face many choices. Today, there are more mobile computing options than ever. New technologies are converging, with exciting combinations of features, applications and value from which to choose. Answering questions about types of laptop, notebook or tablet, just got a lot easier, thanks to the new […]

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PaceBlade Launches the PaceBook – World’s First Tablet Notebook

PaceBlade Technology announced today that the company will launch their new PaceBook into the European markets at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, March 13-20, Hall 2 Booth C 60/1. The PaceBook is the world’s first tablet notebook LCD PC, providing a powerful 3-computers-in-1 system. The product retails for under US$2,000. “Last year at CeBIT our very […]

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GiveMePower Launches PowerCAD CE World’s First Full-Powered 2 and 3D CAD Line for Windows CE

Nearly two years of preparation and millions of dollars in product development have preceded the official commercial launch of GiveMePower Corporation and its PowerCAD CE™ – the world’s first full-powered 2 and 3 dimensional CAD line for the exploding world of Windows CE® based portable/wireless computing. For the first time, full-featured CAD processing is available […]

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Fujitsu PC Corporation Unveils Next Generation, High-Performance Pen Tablet PC

Fujitsu PC Corporation (FPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu, Ltd., today introduced the Stylistic™ 3500, a high-performance, full featured portable computing solution. This represents FPC’s commitment to developing a mobile computing device for mainstream enterprise adoption. Incorporating industry-standard processor and operating system technologies, the Stylistic 3500 can easily be transformed into a desktop replacement and […]

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WalkAbout Launches Powerful Tablet Computer That Goes Beyond Tough

WalkAbout Computers, the world leader in ruggedized “Pen Based” mobile computers, announces the HH3, a new feature rich 400 MHz Pentium powered addition to its successful HAMMERHEAD line of computer solutions. Designed for use in extremely demanding environments in-plant, in-vehicle or outdoors, the HH3 combines design simplicity, world class performance, and wireless networking into a […]

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Microsoft’s Prototype Tablet PC

Chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., unveiled a new direction in PC technology during his keynote address when he demonstrated a working prototype of a Tablet PC: a full-function Microsoft® Windows® operating system-based PC incorporating the convenient and intuitive aspects of pencil and paper into the PC experience. A long-cherished goal for technology […]