“Ultra-Mobile” Tablet PC Out of the Bag (story, pics)
At the WinHEC (the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) in Seattle, Bill Gates brought out the conceptualization/prototype of the “mini-tablet” that’s been rumored to have been floating around the MS Redmond campus.
Some of the best ideas behind this device now dubbed the “Ultra-Mobile” Tablet PC by Microsoft is its small size, “all-day” battery life and constant connectivity.
Looks like we will have to wait to get this new toy for 2 more years!
“…Carry everywhere. An ultra-mobile concept PC set for 2007 makes the PC more personal, offers multiple modes of natural interaction, a 7-inch-wide screen and all-day battery life, and is always connected.
Always available. Acer’s next-generation Tablet PC quickly converts from a laptop to a slate-like computer and is ready for use instantly.
Auxiliary displays. An ASUS-designed auxiliary display concept for mobile and desktop PCs and peripheral devices, such as cell phones, remote controls, keyboards and watches, offers immediate access to calendars, recent e-mail, digital media and other data. It would also offer updates on the status of the PC while the machine is turned off or the lid of a mobile PC is closed.
Microsoft and hardware-makers are displaying many of these and other technologies that take advantage of “Longhorn” functionality in the Hardware Showcase and 64-bit Fast Lane booths at WinHEC…”
Full Coverage from I-Newswire.com: http://i-newswire.com/pr17052.html