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July 17, 2007
Spellex announces handwriting recognition of specialty terminology for the Tablet PC
Spellex announces the Spellex Tablet PC Suite 2.0 for specialty terminology.

July 16, 2007
Fujitsu Extends Its Leadership in Pen Computing, Adding Latest Processor Technology to Stylistic ST5100 Tablet PC Series
Energy-Efficient Stylistic ST5111 and ST5112 Tablet PCs Meet ENERGY STAR 4.0 Standards

Doctor gadgets on the go
Take one tablet
Physicians have been using tablet PCs for a few years now, but Motion Computing has created a device specifically for the medical market.

July 10, 2007
GETAC to Showcase Fully Rugged Convertible V100 Notebook/Tablet PC for Law Enforcement
Portability and Flexibility Meet MIL-STD 810F and IP54 Standards In a Lightweight, Fully Rugged Package

InPlay Technologies Enters into Strategic Partnership with Tier One EMS Provider for Production of MagicPoint Technology
InPlays MagicPoint technology is the only pen input solution with digital stream communication available today. The analog technology used on most systems today uses an analog communication method with limited expansion capability.

The all new tablet PC has been developed for workers that need a handheld computer with a full screen and full PC functionality, and featuring embedded communications, GPS, long battery life and which is useable in all environments.

July 7, 2007
Teach Your Tablet PC New Tricks!
New software aids Tablet PC users.

July 6, 2007
Flybook V5 Specifications added to The Tablet PC Comparison Charts
Please see our Comparison Charts for full specifications on the Flybook V5.  We've also added more information from Flybook here.

NTID Receives $900,000 Grant for Tablet PC Project
Researchers Evaluate Use of Equipment to Support Students with Hearing Loss
This is something that affects me personally.  For years I've thought that the Tablet PC would be a boon to the hearing-impaired.  I'm glad to see that a study is underway to get things started!

July 3, 2007
HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC approved by FCC
HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC is among the thinnest and lightest tablets around. And HP certainly took it’s time developing it. The rumors about HP Compaq 2710p tablet codenamed Optimator first surfaced this January, it was announced in May and it is still not available for sale.

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July 2, 2007
Rob Enderle Touts Tablet PC for Artists
Gateway stepped up and actually updated its 14-inch widescreen laptop, which was already unique, to specifically address this need. With the E-295C, it has gone to using a Wacom Pen and digitizer -- a version of which is often used by professional artists -- as its new touch screen technology.

Suddenly, there's a tablet PC uniquely designed for those who want to create and edit graphics as God intended -- with a stylus, not a mouse. Evidently, this product has been blessed by the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, which apparently helped drive this design specifically for its animation needs.

June 26, 2007
Three Fujitsu Customers Awarded Computerworld Honors Program Laureate Status
All three awardees use either ink or touch technology.  This is good news for all Tablet PC afficianados.

June 25, 2007
New tablet computer release for CMC
Mobile computing expert CMC released its latest rugged tablet PC, the JLT8404

SoftBrands Partners With TabletKiosk to Provide Mobile Software to Hoteliers
SoftBrands, Inc.  a global supplier of enterprise application software, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with TabletKiosk for their portable workstation solution.

June 24, 2007
Samsung Mass Producing Industrys First 1.8-inch, 64GB Solid State Drive, Targeted for Notebook PCs

May 31, 2007
Lenovo Offers New Mobile Computers, Including the X60 Tablet PC

Specifications also added to our Comparison Charts.

May 22, 2007
MobileDemand xTablet T8600 Review
See our review and photos of this Rugged Tablet PC

May 16, 2007
WinHEC 2007
Find information about WinHEC 2007 here.

May 3, 2007
See our take on Mix07 here

April 2, 2007
Review - HP tx1000
Read our review on this ultra-portable media machine that you can write on, too!

March 26, 2007
Motion Computing Announces the newest members of its product line - the LE1700
Motion LE1700 Integrates Compelling Features, Ultimate Slate Mobility

March 24, 2007
Comparisons Charts Updated with Latest Information Including Windows Vista Compatibility

See the latest in Windows Vista models and specifications

March 9, 2007
The Tablet PC is very excited to announce the launch of our forums!  This is something that we've been considering for some time and it's been gratifying to see it created.

We're creating an entirely new site over the next few months.  The forums are just the beginning. 

Please visit and let us know what you think!  Our goal is to create a place where both new users and experts can share thoughts and opinions on Tablet PCs, UMPCs and other Mobile PCs.

We'd love to have you join us and help shape the future of the community.

February 20, 2007
Motion Launches Industry’s First Mobile Clinical Assistant Designed Specifically for Clinicians  
Leading Hospitals Implement Motion C5 in Clinician Usability Studies, Collaborating with Motion, Intel and Top Clinical System Vendors 

anuary 30, 2007
Windows Vista Consumer Launch - Day 2
Steve Ballmer at Best Buy

January 29, 2007
Windows Vista Consumer Launch - New York City
Exclusive Photos

January 24, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - The Final Day
Back to Nashville

January 23, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - Day 8

January 22, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - Day 7
University of Florida

January 21, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - Day 6
Day 6 - Savannah - Orlando

January 20, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - Day 5
Day 5 - Charlotte, NC

January 19, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - Day 4
Day 4 - Washington DC - Durham, NC

January 20, 2007
Windows Vista Tour - Day 3
Day 3 - Pittsburgh

January 17, 2007
Windows Vista Tour -Day 2
Day 2 Finds us in Columbus

January 16, 2007
Windows Vista Tour Begins
We're bringing you exclusive coverage from inside the tour

January 2, 2007
ALLTP Offers Additional Tablet PCs for 48 hour Evaluation
Try Before You Buy!

December 30, 2006
The 2006 Engadget Awards: Nominate the Tablet PC of the Year

December 28. 2006
Imagine LAN Announces UltraSync Portable (TM) for USB Flash Drives
UltraSync Portable software from imagine LAN provides comprehensive digital content synchronization (files, music, pictures, video, Outlook email, and browser favorites) between Windows PCs and USB flash drives  

December 21, 2006
Motion Computing Announces Addition to Manufacturing Strategy
Tablet PC Market Leader Teams up with Leading Taiwan-Based Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

December 20, 2006
All I want for Christmas is a 17" HD tablet laptop with 4 gigs of RAM!
On my last trip, sitting next to me in business class (first class unless you're bumped), I noticed this person adroitly using a tablet.

TabletKiosk™ Introduces the Powerbank MP3400
Universal Battery Pack Can Power Many Portable Devices

December 19. 2006
PhatWare Releases PhatPad 4.0 for Windows Powered Tablet, Desktop and Pocket PCs
The upgraded software supports Windows Vista and gives mobile users support for typed text in addition to digital ink, document security and templates.  

December 11, 2006
Motion Computing Adds Technology Veteran Ted Enloe to Board of Directors
Motion Computing®, a leader in ultra-mobile computing and wireless communications, today announced the appointment of Robert Ted Enloe, III to its board of directors.

December 2, 2006
Inkable Sidebar Gadget in Vista using WPF
Loren Heiny has created a great Sidebar gadger for those of you running Windows Vista.

December 1, 2006
Ilium Software considers UMPC/Tablet PC owners in development of eWallet 5.0

November 29, 2006
We've known that Mobile PCs were the future of computing and now a new report proves it!
Mobile Computers on the Increase in US Homes, According to MetaFacts 2006 Home PC Brand Profile Report

November 22, 2006
Wireless Solution: Tablet PC Form Automation Software Increases Productivity And Eliminates Paper From Field Data Collection Processes
Field2Base Inc., announced today the general availability of Version 4.0 of its Forms2Base software offering

November 21, 2006
As Windows Vista Consumer General Availability Nears, More Tablets Are Announced
Fujitus is the latest manufacturer to announce new models.

November 15, 2006
Viewsonic introduces its newest Tablet device, the V212
Viewsonic was one of the companies who first introduced a Tablet PC model at the Windows XP Tablet PC Launch in New York City.  Now, Viewsonic introduces its latest model.

November 14, 2006
Lenovo Puts A New Spin On The ThinkPad Tablet PC: View Rotates To User. Screen Legible Outdoors. Controllable With A Fingertip

Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X60 Tablet, a new convertible tablet PC marking a technology trifecta for innovation, portability and performance -- with two new screen choices and other innovative Lenovo features, such as dynamic screen rotation.

November 9, 2006
New Search Engine for Tablet PC sites

Ed Holloway has created an interesting search tool that allows you to search for information on Tablet PCs and UMPCs without having to weed through non-related results.

November 8, 2006
Windows Vista is Released to Manufacturing
Jim Allchin says "It's time!"

November 2, 2006
FranklinCovey Launches Web-Based Planner, PlanPlus Online

I've been using Franklin Covey's


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