Tablet PC News: Gates to Head Up Keynote Address at CES 2006, FCC approves Linux-based Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, Tablet PC Platform in Trouble?

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BILL GATES AND PAUL OTELLINI TO PRESENT KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AT THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL CES

Top Executives from Microsoft and Intel to Headline CES Keynote Line-Up

Arlington, Virginia – 9/2/2005

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that top Microsoft and Intel executives will deliver keynote addresses at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., will return to deliver the highly anticipated pre-show keynote address on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. Paul Otellini, chief executive officer (CEO) of Intel Corp., will deliver his keynote address on Thursday, January 5, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. Both keynotes will take place in the Hilton Theater of the Las Vegas Hilton. The 2006 International CES runs January 5-8.

“As the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, the International CES…

Link to Full Story: http://www.cesweb.org/press/news/rd_release_detail.asp?id=10823

 

FCC approves Linux-based Nokia 770 “Internet Tablet”

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has approved Nokia’s Linux-powered 770 Internet Tablet, suggesting the much-anticipated device could become available in the US soon. The 770 provides browsing, email, media players, and other basic Web tablet functions, and can connect via 802.11b or Bluetooth to a cellphone.

Nokia debuted the 770 at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York this May. The device has generated lots of buzz since then.

FCC approval likely means Nokia will begin selling the 770 in the US soon. The device is expected to sell for about $350…

Link to Full Story at LinuxDevices.com: http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6268618501.html

Tablet PC Platform in Trouble?

By Ed Oswald, BetaNews

August 30, 2005, 5:18 PM

Once heralded by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates as the future of portable computing, Tablet PCs now appear to be a niche market that has slim prospects for significant growth even through the end of the decade.

Forecasts at the time of the Windows XP Tablet Edition launch expected sales to hit 5 million in 2005, 9 million in 2006, and 14 million by 2007. However, sales so far this year are not even in line to hit one million…

Link to Full Story: http://www.betanews.com/article/Tablet_PC_Platform_in_Trouble/1125436715

 

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