February 2007

Motion releases C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant
Motion Computing, the company that specializes on Tablet PC slates and nothing else, has introduced a handy mobile slate designed specifically for healthcare environments. It's a handy 10 x 10 inch device less than an inch thick and weighing just over three pounds. It's powerful enough with an Intel Core Solo processor to run Vista. It has excellent ergonomics, superior onboard security, communication and even RFID and barcode scanning. There's a 2-megapixel digital camera and the whole device is made so it can be easily cleaned and desinfected. Finally, there's an easy-mount dock that fits almost anywhere. [Read our preview of the Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant] -- Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2007 by chb

Gateway lays colossal egg
According to a report in The Rogersville Review, the Rogersville City School will return Gateway Tablet PCs that were supposed to be distributed to every sith through eighth grade student this school year. Why did the Tennessee school decide do that? Apparently the terms of the contract specify that Gateway was to handle repairs and maintenance by the next business day. Well, two tablets used by faculty members deveoped problems last Septmeber and have neither been repaired nor returned yet! So the Gateways go back and the school will get 267 Fujitsu LifeBooks instead. What a gaffe on behalf of Gateway. -- Posted Friday, February 16, 2007 by chb

Panasonic updates rugged Tablet PC Toughbook CF-19
Panasonic updated the light and very compact Tablet PC-convertible CF-19 which replaces the CF-18. The new model received a tech makeover and has additional high-speed wieless radio options. -- Posted Monday, February 5, 2007 by chb