Archives For January 2007
Yesterday, I posted about a new Rugged Tablet PC that I became aware of, the Samwell Rugged Tablet PC. It is available for ordering from the following now and suggested retail is $3500.
Tiffany Boggs has reviewed the Asus R1F Tablet PC for TabletPCReviewSpot.com. She concurs with those who call it the Lamborghini of Tablet PCs and of course this is one of the few Core 2 Duo Tablet PCs out there.
Finding a Tablet PC in any big box store can be a tricky proposition. Although we have seen some improvements there. Finding a box box store employee who knows how to use one or demonstrate one can be equally tricky.
There has been lots written about the iPhone. First the hoopla, the swooning, and the drooling. Then the inevitable criticism from a chorus of boo birds because it doesn’t do this and it doesn’t do that.
As mentioned before, the GottaBeMobile team had a list of hard targets to find at CES that we wanted to make sure and cover for you guys. One of those was the Black Diamond SwitchBack Ultra-Mobile PC. We had heard of this machine a while back, but were i...
I just got this in from the folks at Samwell International - an introduction to their Rugged Tablet PC. I'm waiting to get pricing and availability info from Samwell, but here is eveything I know so far, along with a link to their product PDF.
The first big trip of my traveling season is over and it was a doozy. Chicago and Wisconsin were family stops and then it was off to Las Vegas for CES.
John Gatt has authored an interesting look at the first year of the Ultra-Mobile PC. He covers much of what we know since the release of the hand held devices in 2006 and points to his desires and thoughts for 2007.
Are you getting ready to make the transition from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007? If so you probably want to grab this article on making the transition by Michael Linenberger.
This was my first year at CES and boy was it a good one. I had only been to Vegas once for a few days about 12 years ago - and it's amazing, they just build, tear down, build tear down..... it looked almost the same as it did back then.
Just a quick comment here on something that has become apparent in multiple conversations lately. When Lenovo announced the X60 Tablet PC with a Core Duo ULV processor, they got slammed for not doing Core 2 Duo. Now Toshiba has Introduced a COre Duo machine in...
Well, I am almost recovered from the CES trip. It was a most exciting and very busy trip for the whole GBM team, including introducing the newest official team member, our mischievous little friend Splotch! Huge thanks also go to our additional compan...
A couple of interesting deals of the moment for you to ponder (and quickly). jkOnTheRun points out that the True Launch Bar (a task bar tool that Kendrick is always raving about, I’ve never used it myself) is being given away free today on a site called Giveaway ...
While we’ve still got a few CES Inkshows to roll out, here are some thoughts after a few days digesting what I saw and experienced at CES.
Down Under Tableteer, Hugo Ortega, has gotten his hands on a Panasonic ToughBook Tablet PC and given it an almost thorough review.
In case you haven’t gotten enough of GottaBeMobile’s CES coverage, (or in case you haven’t seen your picture yet from the Tablet PC/UMPC meetup) you can now check out our Flickr Photos from CES at this link.
GottaBeMobile.com came to the rescue in one case and almost in another at CES. To register as press you have to provide two froms of ID, one being a business card, and in some cases show samples of your writing.
CES was a great time and also a lot of work. As Rob has already told you we split into two teams to get as much coverage as we could, and even then we couldn't cover everything.
Rob and I went over to the Sands convention center on Tuesday to look at some of the vendors over there. Little did we know what we would find over there - FlyBook, PepperPad and a look at the OLPC (it's running the Pepperpad Software if you didn't know)....
This sure is an interesting device... Spectrum analyzer packaged in a UMPC. Looks like a Samsung Q1 under the hood, what do you think?? "BumbleBeeÃ¢â€žÂ¢-TABLET is a Windows XP ® tablet UMPC spectrum analyzer all-in-one system.
I've been thinking about the Tablet PCs, UMPCs, and other devices that were announced / previewed at CES this week, and I thought I'd share my thoughts on some of them.
There were not any new Tablet PC products from Motion this week, but they are running a nice special this quarter if you are in the market for a LE1600 Tablet PC - free View Anywhere upgrade ( $299 value ), plus Motion Pak / OneNote ( $34.99 value ).
It wasn't until Matt and I were ready to leave the show floor and head to the Tablet PC / UMPC meetup, that we came across the Dialogue / Flybook booth.
When the term Tablet PC is thrown out, there are a few key vendors that come to mind. Motion Computing is one of them. They have been a major player in the Tablet PC space from the beginning and have continued to set the bar in terms of innovative new products.
During the Tablet PC / UMPC meetup, I had an opportunity to chat with Motion Computing's Product Manager, Michael Johnson. I knew better than to peg him about new, unannounced products ( never gets far with Motion :-) ), but I did talk with him about something of impo...
We've been in communication with Lenovo on the X60 Tablet PC shipping delays over the past month, and they have pointed us to the lenovo blogs where they addressed the issue on Monday, January 8th.
Covering CES was a bit different than previous years of covering it on our own or on behalf of other organizations. Video is a big part of what we do on GBM, and CES was going to be no different.
I’ve always said that children and Tablet PCs are a natural combination. Well the Fisher Price Doodle Pro isn’t a Tablet PC, but it sure looks like fun for the younger set.
In other news of interest to tablet users is the announcement at MacWorld by Other World Computing. They unveiled their ModBook Tablet, and the Unofficial Apple Weblog has all the pictures for your viewing pleasure.
As we traveled around the CES convention floor in search of Tablet PC/UMPC/Mobile devices and news to cover we found some interesting developments in the mobile space.
We were all anxious to find and talk to the folks at Black Diamond about their ruggedized Ultra-Mobile PC, the Switchback. The wait was worth it.
One of the devices we were very intersted in checking out was the Medion Ultra-Mobile PC from Arima. Rob posted earlier in the week that we were actively searching but still hadn’t found a unit we could lay our hands on.
As much as I love attending CES to cover all the latest Tablet PCs and UMPCs, my favorite event of the week is always the Tablet PC meetup.
I'm way behind on my email, but just saw this come through from the SmartDraw folks - something definitely to checkout for your Tablet PC.