Tablet PC News – Users Petition Microsoft to Include Tablet PC OS Recovery Media, Tablet PC Is Stronger Than Predictions Suggest, Tablet PCs’ Future Uncertain?

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Users Petition Microsoft to Include Tablet PC OS Recovery Media

(editor’s note – Sign it!)

To: Microsoft Corporation

We, the users of Tablet PCs from accross the globe, strongly urge Microsoft Corporation to mandate the inclusion of recovery media with purchase of any Tablet PC from any licensed OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

We also strongly encourage Microsoft to re-evaluate its decision to make Windows XP Tablet PC Edition available only to OEMs and MSDN subscribers. We reccomend that Microsoft allow OEMs to ship Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition with purchase…

Link to Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/7bbjmgr9/petition.html 

 


Tablet PC Is Stronger Than Predictions Suggest

(editor’s note – Damn right!)

Opinion: With a little price adjustment and an improvement to the form factor, Tablet PCs should catch on, despite analysts’ dire warnings.

There are two conclusions we might draw from the almost simultaneous decision of three respected industry analysts to dramatically slash their predictions of Tablet PC sales:

1. Tablet PCs are a real loser in the marketplace: a bad idea that will never catch on.

2. The analysts were smoking crack when they made their sales predictions.

Neither of these conclusions is true…

Link to Full Story: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1853696,00.asp




Tablet PCs’ Future Uncertain

(editor’s note – Hogwash. There just jealous they didn’t think of the idea first!)

Tablet PCs can’t catch a break.

The fate of the pen-driven, portable PC category, which got a boost in 2002 when Microsoft Corp. first rolled out its Windows XP Tablet PC Edition software, is uncertain, as some analysts have begun to lower their long-term growth projections for the category and Microsoft remains mum about its future tablet operating system plans.

Despite early expectations the Tablet PC Edition OS provided an easier method of allowing people to navigate their computers with a pen, make digital annotations and capture handwriting, while a new “convertible” form factor was more like a traditional notebook tablets have failed to woo mainstream business users and consumers as quickly or as easily…

Link to Full Story: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1853607,00.asp 

 

Barry

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