28% of Tablet Users Use Device as Main Computer


Twenty-eight percent of all tablet users do not use a desktop or laptop as their main computer. They use the tablet instead. This is according to a survey by AdMob posted at Beta News. The survey included 1,430 tablet owners. Seventy-seven percent said they used their desktop or notebook computer less than they did before […]

m • pad 15.6″ Tablet Rocks Scroll Wheel, Dedicated Buttons & MultiTouch


There is a new tablet in the works that is designed with productivity in mind. It is called the m • pad and is designed by Volker Hübner of Germany. It has a 15.6″ OLED display with multi-touch and a pressure-sensitive stylus. There seem to be ports for USB, Ethernet and Firewire, according to Slashgear. The dimensions are 430x280x25mm. […]

Windows 8 Immersive looks like Origami 3.0


As screenshots from Windows 8 circulate around the ‘net (round-up at Notebooks.com), I feel as if I am unable to appreciate the new elements being introduced because I’ve seen them before. They were already introduced five years ago. By Microsoft. On tablets. What’s being called “Immersive”, I call Origami 3.0.

HTC Flyer Headed To T-Mobile?

HTC Flyer Promo

It looks like T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate and Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G might have some competition at some point this summer as it looks like HTC’s Flyer is likely going to be coming in for landing on T-Mobile USA. According to a report from Pocketnow and backed up by some physical evidence, the HTC Flyer, […]

Wi-Fi Only HTC Flyer Headed To Best Buy This Spring


Yesterday at CTIA, Sprint introduced the HTC EVO View 4G tablet, their WiMax compatible version of HTC’s Flyer tablet that was launched back at the Mobile World Congress in February. Now that that smoke has cleared, Best Buy has some more Flyer news, this in the form of a Wi-Fi only version of the device […]

Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G tablet official, launches this summer


The HTC EVO 3D wasn’t the only gadget that Sprint announced during its press event today at CTIA. The carrier also announced its WiMax enabled version of the HTC Flyer that will hit shelves across the United States as the HTC EVO View 4G. As expected, the EVO View 4G is the identical twin brother […]

HTC EVO 3D Features Confirmed Ahead Of CTIA Launch

HTC EVO 3D features

It appears that the true successor to the original HTC EVO 4G, the HTC EVO 3D, will definitely be announced at CTIA and from the looks of things, it has a chance to be the star of the show. The EVO 3D has been rumored for weeks now, so it should come as no surprise […]

Microsoft finally marketing slates with promo videos for ASUS Eee Slate EP121


A mere 10 years after introducing the Tablet PC (and one month after the iPad outsold it), Microsoft is actively promoting the form factor with a series of web videos featuring the ASUS Eee Slate EP121. The shorts present four usage scenarios intended to appeal to a broad, non-geek audience, but leave out key details […]

Why Lenovo’s LePad Will be a Threat to Other Tablets and Notebooks


Chinese-PC maker Lenovo, which acquired its ThinkPad brand and heritage from IBM, is gearing up to launch the LePad tablet this month as a rival to the iPad 2 made by Apple. Not only is the LePad an Android tablet–it will be launched in the U.S. later this year with Android 3.0 Honeycomb–with the optional […]

China Clones Netvertible Sliding PC Tablet Form Factor


Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the sliding PC concept garnered a lot of attention as the design was implemented on tablets from Samsung and Asus. First popularized on smartphones from HTC and Nokia, the sliding PC tablet concept had been implemented in the past, with a tilting screen, by HTC via the […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet premieres with more power and up to 16-hour runtime

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While others are going small in the new tablet era, Lenovo is going big with their refreshed, redesigned ThinkPad X220 line. Not in size, but in power. With Intel Core i7 processors and extended batteries offering up to 16 hours of runtime, the ThinkPad X220 Tablet convertible Tablet PC is a powerhouse, yet still starts […]

Is Tablet Inking Dead?


This morning I received an email from a long time reader asking the question in the title of this post. Here’s an except from that email: I’m a vice president in a large company and have relied on my tablet for more years than I want to admit. WHERE IS ONENOTE IN ALL THIS MESS?  […]

How do you get it on with your Tablet?

Lets move forward folks!

One of the best features of a tablet PC is that it does not require external input devices. On slate tablets in particular the lack of a keyboard and track pad, as well as the slim form factor makes them portable, easy to use and in many ways downright fun. Ultimately although the concept of […]

Honeycomb’s Likely Impact in 2011

Google's Honeycomb Bee in the waiting

Motorola’s Xoom is finally here and Apple is set to announce the iPad 2 on March 2nd. There are also rumors floating around of the Playbook getting closer to retail and other companies are preparing their 2011 tablets. The shelves are about to get very crowded at your local Best Buy. And while we have […]

HP Slate 500 getting attention from health industry


Any hopes that the HP Slate 500 might swing back to being a consumer gadget after being rebranded as an enterprise device got a little slimmer this week as HP announced a couple of health care applications for the tablet, taking it back to a key vertical market of the Tablet PC.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 slate Tablet PC to launch at CeBIT


Word out of IDG News is that Fujitsu will launch their new Stylistic Q550 at Germany’s CeBIT show this year, running the first week of March. This should be a welcomed return for many long-time Tablet PC fans who lamented the gradual decline of this line of slates. And for those who don’t know their […]

The State of Tablet PCs in 2011


As many of you know I’ve been working with Tablets for well over a decade. I’ve owned countless Tablets, produced countless videos (and bloopers) and my enthusiasm has never wavered. Mobile computers have come a long way in the last year, and even a little over 13 months ago, as we were listening to Steve […]

Choosing the Right Tablet OS and Ecosystem


Tablet PCs for nearly a decade ran almost exclusively with a Windows operating system. Enterprising users could install various forms of Linux and occasionally a third party would try their hand at the platform, but Windows was the only mass market option. That all changed in 2010 when Apple strolled along and changed how we […]

Dell Latitude XT3 Convertible Tablet PC on Video


Today Dell was showing off its new line of Latitude business notebooks and the Vostro V130 ultraportable notebook for small businesses.  Towards the end of the presentation, a Dell spokesperson glossed over the new Latitude XT3, a convertible Tablet PC. Remember those? The Latitude XT3 is a lot different than the XT2, which came before it. […]