Dell Talks About Releasing Drivers for Latitude XT Tablet PCs

Deep from within the undisclosed location where Rob and his Dell Latitude XT are being held hostage (we’re now in Day 13) a message has surfaced from Dell. Essentially Windows 7 drivers for the Latitude XT are in development. Here’s what Dell has to say: We need to clarify some of the confusion around Windows […]

Dell Latitude XT Drivers Held Hostage: Day 9

This little “Held hostage” feature is generating a lot of comments here on GBM with some saying we’re overdoing it, and some very angry with Dell for the lack of movement. Here’s the deal. This doesn’t just involve the Windows 7 drivers for the Dell Latitude XT it involves other Dell hardware as well. All […]

Dell Latitude XT Drivers Held Hostage: Day 8

Yes, we’re 8 days into the Dell Latitude XT Drivers Held Hostage and while we have some communication going on with Dell, we still know things are on some burner that can best be described as no where near the front of the oven. Rob has posted this on the Dell’s IdeaStorm site, and from […]

Dell Latitude XT2 XFR Durability Demo Video

Dell published a quick video of the Latitude XFR XTR tablet being put through some durability tests. One thing to note about MIL-SPEC drop tests is that they call for drops onto plywood on top of concrete. I’ve dropped plenty of gadgets onto asphalt, tile and concrete, but never plywood on top of concrete.

Dell Latitude XT Drivers Held Hostage: Day 7

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Well, the saga continues and at least today we have some new information. Although I’m not sure this is going to make any Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC users happy. From his undisclosed prison cell Rob Bushway forwarded me this series of tweets from RichardatDell. From the looks of things, Latitude XT owners are now […]

Dell Latitude XT Touch Drivers Held Hostage: Day 6

Yes, another day goes by, and Rob and other Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC users are still without Windows 7 drivers. We’re not just talking touch drivers here, we’re talking any Windows 7 drivers. We’re also hearing that we may have to start a watch for the HP TX Convertible Tablet PCs as well.

Dell Latitude XT Touch Drivers Held Hostage: Day 5


Oh, no! They got Rob! Well, actually they didn’t get Rob, he, like other Dell Latitude XT users are having their Windows 7 drivers for the Latitude held hostage by Dell. We’re now into Day 5 and counting. I hope they at least give him some bread and water.

Dell Latitude XT Touch Drivers Held Hostage: Day 4


Rob Bushway keeps plugging away at Dell and the lack of drivers for the Dell Latitude XT now that Windows 7 is released. He’s been twittering about it each day since the big release day on Thursday. So, I’d thought I’d help our founder out here, and we’ll run a “Held Hostage” post each day […]

Dell Continues to Tease with Adamo Pictures

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Some marketing folks at Dell want to make sure that the Adamo XPS has a piece of your mind share once the slew of Windows 7 equipped notebooks roll out here shortly. Since they aren’t ready to release the product, they are playing the tease game with pictures and brief appearances here lately. I have […]

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems


Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.  The benefits of using a few of the following operating systems include being a part of a community of users, regular updates, and running an OS that is […]

Can We Stop Calling Upcoming Tablets Tablet? Now. Please.


Apple Tablets, Dell Tablets, Crunchpad Tablets. Tablets, Tablets, Tablets. Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. We have more rumors about more Tablets everyday now it seems. The rumors have become so plentiful that they have become like currency, so much so that they are sparking posts and commentary about why we do and why we don’t need them, […]

Dell Tablet Rumor: Subscription Based e-Reader

The Internet is littered with Tablet rumors these days, but usually they center on Apple. This one, coming from an article in Wired, titled Why 2010 Be The Year of the Tablet, has Dell as the focus and features a subscription based system that looks to be a competitor for Amazon’s Kindle and any other […]

Rumor: Dell is Working on a MID

Yesterday the Intertubes were ripe with a rumor that Dell is working on a Mobile Internet Device using an ARM based processor. Yawn. Just about everyone is working on some form of Mobile Internet Device these days and just about everyone is working on one with chips from Intel, ARM chips, and NVidia’s platform. And […]

Dell declares Mini-9 “end of life”

According to David Meyer at CNET, Dell has surrendered the Mini-9 to the “end-of-life” bucket. What does this mean for the netbook, and mobile computing markets? Dell’s 10-inch and 8.9-inch displays are the same resolution. Does this mean that netbook buyers have declining eyesight? When Microsoft introduced the UMPC, the OEMs at the time were […]

GBM InkShow: Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7


In this video InkShow, I take a quick look at the multi-touch applications that will be a part of the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7: Surface Collage, Rebound, Blackboard, Garden Pond, Surface Globe, and the Surface Lagoon screen saver.   Microsoft Surface technology can be felt all over this pack, from the screensaver to […]

SugarSync Offering 5 Netbooks for Your Stories


SugarSync is looking for real stores from real SugarSync users. If you have an interesting story about how you use Sugarsync, visit this survey page for your chance to win one of five Dell netbooks and 50 Sugarsync t-shirts. I blogged about how I’m starting to use SugarSync again and have generally had a good […]

Dell Latitude 2100: Education Netbook w/ Touchscreen

Dell’s introduced the Latitude 2100, a netbook built for schools. It has the usual netbook components we’ve become accustomed to seeing time and time again, but there are quite a few features that set it apart from the rest of the pack. A rubber coating offers an extra layer of protection and an optional carrying […]

Dell Mini 10v Officially Announced

Dell’s officially introduced the Mini 10v today. This new netbook will serve as Dell’s low-end netbook and start at $299 at launch. The Mini 10v comes with 1GB of RAM, Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor and a range of storage options that include 8GB SSD, 16GB SSD, 120 HDD and 160GB HDD. The Mini […]

Windows 7 RC Touch + N-Trig First Impressions: Touch is Good, Ink Needs Work


N-Trig released their Windows 7 RC 2.59 multi-touch drivers for the Dell XT,Dell  XT2, andHP  TX2 yesterday and I just finished going through the install. Before installing this new version, make sure you 1) download the correct version for your particular computer, 2) uninstall the previous version through the Control Panel / Uninstall Program feature […]

Dell – Your Customer Support Has Failed Me Big Time

As I mentioned last week, I had to send my Dell Latitude XT in for repair due to a faulty N-Trig digitizer driver install. A series of  installs had messed up the firmware on the digitizer so badly that the system no longer recognized it. Fortunately, the XT is still under warranty, so all I […]