February 2005

Microsoft Tablet and Mobile PC Developers Conference
On February 7-9, Pen Computing staff attended the Microsoft Tablet and Mobile PC Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference was held in conjunction with VSLife! and presented a terrific opportunity to catch up on the latest trends and developments in Tablet PCs. In addition, TPC players like Motion, Fujitsu, HP, Xplore, TabletKiosk exhibited their newest hardware, and many vendors showed innovative TPC software, utilities and toolkits. -- Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2005 by chb

Developers show Tablet PC Tools at VSLife!
eWeek reports on the many Tablet PC-oriented software tools at the VSLife! conference in San Francisco. -- Posted Friday, February 11, 2005 by chb

Glitch in new rev of the Tablet PC Edition
CNET's news.com reports of a glitch in the Tablet PC Edition. Seems that the newly re-crafted input panel consumes more and more memory resources until nothing is left. Microsoft recommends daily reboots until the bug is fixed. Maybe it's punishment for removing the "write anywhere" feature that greatly reduced handwriting recognition utility. -- Posted Wednesday, February 9, 2005 by chb

Toshiba releases new TPC for Japanese market
According to TechJapan, Toshiba announced the Dynabook R10/170L7 Tablet PC convertible which TechJapan called "the company's first consumer Tablet PC." The new model has a 14.1-inch display, a DVD Super-Mulit Drive, and a 1.44GHz Celeron chip. The machine comes with lots of consumer-oriented software, including several apps for kids. Japanese pricing is just under 200,000 yen. [see TechJapan report] -- Posted Tuesday, February 8, 2005 by chb