Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 20:33 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ah, the tablet computer. For over two decades now have companies tried to get the public to buy the darn things, and yet, despite all the efforts, promises, analysts, and even personal involvement by Bill Gates, they simply never took off. Recently, the tablet has seen renewed attention - but will they succeed now?
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RE[2]: Tablet Nirvana
by MissinBeOS on Wed 7th Oct 2009 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Tablet Nirvana"
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I think the point should be that there's no point complaining about possibly non-existent or unreleased products until they actually exist or are released.

Tablet computers in the past haven't lived up to the hype of the time for various reasons, usually for trying to cram whatever OS/interface flavor of the moment was either in vogue, or to meet unrealistic goals (PenWindows, I'm looking at you! ;) ) All very real, very valid reasons, for previous failure. However ... *IF* (and it's a really huge if, I admit) either one of these mythical creatures is released and it performs as some of the rumors suggest, it could be a very interesting scenario, indeed.

If the screen display is decent, the refresh rate good, battery life reasonable and most importantly, the interface is easy & useful, with pretty much transparent apps ... I don't see why something along the lines of either the Apple tablet or the Microsoft Courier couldn't be a hit.

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