News Bits: Dell Launches Idea Storm Site, Gateway Loses Contract with Tennessee School, North Texas Community Selects MobileEyes Fire Inspection Software, Tablet PCs and The Dark Side of the Moon Tour

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Dell Launches Idea Storm Site

Dell has launched a style site in which users can submit product ideas and suggestions to Dell and then others can vote on those suggestions. The site is called Dell Idea Storm. Dell is considering taking the most popular product suggestions and integrating them into their product line. This is a chance for all you Tablet users to voice your opinions. There is already a thread for Dell to start making Tablet PCs, but it could use more votes.

Dell also unveiled StudioDell, a video sharing site focused on Dell issues. The site contains both company video and submissions from users. Comments are allowed on Idea Storm, but not on StudioDell. It is nice to see a manufacturer asking for the publics feedback since we are the ones buying their products.

Dell Idea Storm Site

StudioDell Site

Gateway Loses Contract with Tennessee School

Students at Rogersville City School will not be receiving individual Gateway Tablet PCs this school year. The Rogersville Review reported that city school board members voted last Tuesday to return the laptop computers, which have not yet been distributed to students, and terminate the lease agreement because of the company’s inability to provide maintenance as specified in the contract.

It seems Gateway couldn’t keep up their end of the deal by providing quick maintenance and repairs as stated in the contract, so the board voted to accept a proposal from Technology Express to supply the school with 267 Fujitsu LifeBook laptop units.

Read More (The Rogersville Review)

North Texas Community Selects MobileEyes Fire Inspection Software

The volunteer fire department in Fairview, Texas is planning ahead for a big wave of commercial and residential construction. With growth in mind, the fire department recently purchased and installed MobileEyes software that runs on a Tablet PC to perform local fire inspections.

The software, developed by TradeMaster, Inc., has been installed in an increasing number of fire departments of all sizes throughout the country. They are taking advantage of this new technology to enhance their capabilities and customer service, which is good news for the community. Tablet PCs are helping improve customer service and learning capabilities in many fields today including education, healthcare, the military and more.

Read More (MarketWire)

Tablet PCs and The Dark Side of the Moon Tour

Tablet PCs are now leaving their mark on the entertainment industry, maybe they should win a Grammy. Who says Tablets can’t be fun. Linda Epstein from has sent me an interesting article that she has posted on their site.

It seems that Tablet PCs and Dolby’s Lake Contour were used to control the sound for Roger Waters Dark Side of the Moon Tour. I am sure Pink Floyd fans would be proud. It looked like it was an awesome show. I have been to a similar show where I live called The Pink Floyd Laser Show, but I don’t know if they were using Tablets to enhance the show.

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