Is It a TV or a Tablet PC or an Etch-a-Sketch?
The answer may be all of the above! Gizmodo reports on a new Korean Tablet PC with a built in DMB TV receiver and high speed HSDPA data connection. The unit comes in at a svelte 1.3kg but only packs a 500MHz AMD Geode processor. And if you’re an Etch-a-Sketch fan you’ll love the esthetics of the unit. Gizmodo has links to the company web site as well as a translation of the review here.
Original Founder of eMachines Makes $450 Million Bid for Gateway
Lap Shun Hui sold his eMachines low-cost computer retail operation to Gateway for $290 million back in 2004; now he wants it back. Mr. Hui sent a letter to Gateway outlining his offer to buy the retail business for $450 million, but was initially rebuffed with silence. So now Mr. Hui is using the media to express his disagreement with how the computer retailer has been run and to pitch his vision of the Gateway future directly to the shareholders. Apparently the approach seems to have worked and Gateway management are now considering the offer. Read more…
Tablet PC Hummer Cruises the Trade Shows
A company called Field2Base has cosponsored a hummer with a giant Tablet PC painted on it’s side. The Hummer is part of a marketing initiative for the company’s products. Field2Base focuses on automating the flow of paperwork from the field for various industries and makes heavy use of Tablet PC technology. The Hummer currently cruises the trade shows and always has a Tablet PC inside for demonstrations. In the future the firm hopes to install a complete mobile office. You can check out the Hummer at company founder Ed Holloway’s blog and while you’re there you might want to also check out his Ink Blog Plugin Beta 2 for Live Writer.