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Topic # 6902 3-Mar-2006 12:30
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The internet buzz on this one seems to be hotting up. Feels like when there is an apple release coming up. Lots of rumours about what it might be.

I must say if it is a handheld with tablet like functions I for one will be very interested.




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  Reply # 29752 3-Mar-2006 13:05
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What is also interesting is MS trying to dampen the spirits of a few people by specifically saying some of the rumored specs and capabilities are incorrect.

It does seem to be pretty well accepted that it's going to be a Windows XP tablet PC and several stories I have read make mention of Bill Gates saying last year he wanted a tablet PC with all day battery life and hoping to make something around 1 pound.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see! Do you actually know anything about this project Mauricio? Should we be getting excited or can you not even tell us that either? :-)



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Reply # 29753 3-Mar-2006 13:15
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I actually don't have any inside information. Nothing was disclosed to my party, not even through the Microsoft MVP channels, but if it anything was disclosed through that avenue then I couldn't spill the beans because of the NDAs in place.

Since my MVP Award is in the Mobile Devices category and this device looks like it could be based on the Windows XP Tablet Edition platform, it will be more likely that MVP Tablet PC guys (such as Craig Pringle here in New Zealand) will have more info than myself.

My opinion? If the leaked movie from the advertising agency is correct, this is to big. Everyone there had one of those courier bags to carry the thing around. I can easily put my Pocket PC or Smartphone in the pocket if needed, and do a lot with that.

But, if that's indeed a lifestyle PC, then it makes sense in replacing the big, noisy, ugly desktop and towers people have at home, with a portable device.

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  Reply # 29755 3-Mar-2006 13:26
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I think it would be great teamed up with a main PC in your house - just use it to check your mail etc and web surfing. also good for when your on holiday maybe? lighter then a laptop but enough functionality till you get back to your main PC.

A inbetween - PPC and full blown tablet. I for one would like something ultra portable with a bit more screen size then my apache.




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Reply # 30205 8-Mar-2006 19:56
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Intel previews UMCP devices before IDF:

"In later generations, probably next year or later, the devices could have the pocket size, all-day battery life, and $500 price that Microsoft and Intel are aiming for, Graff said in an interview. The first generation of devices are likely to get about three hours of battery life, he said."

Yeah right... Not for me - If I want to be out and about a 3 hour battery is not even good for the start.

UMPC photos...

"Microsoft and Intel effort" showing Yahoo! on the screen?





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  Reply # 30226 8-Mar-2006 23:45

Did I see something like this from Nokia earlier? 770 tablet PC for internet?
Wasnt that sucessful, if I am right... why would be this one?




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