Tablet News – PBS Launches NerdTV, Handango Looks to Tablet PC Market, “Indestructable” Tablet PC

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Pioneering Another Technology First, PBS Launches NerdTV, the First Downloadable Web-Exclusive Series From a Major Broadcaster

A Whole New Kind Of Television For Niche Audiences

Said Cringely, “NerdTV will have an uninterrupted hour with the smartest, funniest and sometimes nerdiest people in high tech. These are people who have changed our lives whether we know it or not. Through NerdTV a broad audience of enthusiasts and students will gain a much greater understanding of these techies and the context of their lives and work.” Cringely is the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date.

Among the first NerdTV guests are PayPal co-founder Max Levchin; original Macintosh programmer Andy Hertzfeld; and Sun Microsystems co-founder and the father of Berkeley UNIX, Bill Joy. The premier program will include a two-minute feature called “What the heck is NerdTV?” The 13 one-hour shows will be made available on a weekly basis…

Full Story: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/nerdtv/

 

Handango wants to sell software also for Tablet PC computers – Tablet PC marketplace
July 13, 2005

Handango is one of the most evil companies on the market – they are ripping off developers of mobile software very much and maintain semi-monopolistic position as the biggest on-line shop with mobile software for Windows Mobile devices and other mobile platforms. Now they try to expand into Tablet PC software…

We advice users of Windows Mobile and Tablet PC not to use Handango if possible!

Full Story: http://msmobiles.com/news.php/4033.html



 Xplore’s Indestructible Rugged Tablet PC

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

The ESRI International User Conference hosts the largest gathering of GIS professionals in the world.

Xplore Technologies Corp., (Austin, TX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of a full range of rugged mobile computing systems with customers in various vertical markets, including field services and law enforcement/fire/public safety, also provides the leading rugged tablet computing solutions to the GIS industry.

Xplore will demonstrate their new, indestructible Rugged Tablet PC with sunlight readable capability at the ESRI Conference 2005, Tuesday, July 26 through Thursday, July 28, 2005 at the San Diego Convention Center, Halls C,D,E, and F in San Diego, California – in Booth #1829. Xplore’s collaboration with their customers: road warriors, mobile field service workers, police, fire/EMS responders, and the military and business sectors, have culminated in the creation of a rugged Tablet PC product line, the iX104. The Centrino technology is combined with Xplore’s rugged designs, providing the ultimate in ruggedness…

http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/6287/

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