April 2002

Microsoft pledges increased funding for TPC
Despite warnings that its profits would decline in the upcoming fiscal year, Microsoft pledged to increase funding for the Tablet PC, mobile products, storage and security. See report in the Mercury News. -- Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2002 by chb

Intel's R&D team
A report on Intel's R&D team by the San Francisco Chronicle relates how the team often uses unusual methods to figure out which technological initiatives (including the Tablet PC) to support.

-- Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2002 by chb

PC Magazine does online seminar on Tablet Computers
Carefully avoiding the term "Tablet PC," PC Magazine announced an online seminar entitled "The Tablet Computers: PC Magazine Describes What's Right For You!" Moderator is Ziff Davis VP Frank Derfler, speakers are PC Magazine's Bill Howard and Creative Strategies' Tim Bajarin. Check it out at Ziff Davis. -- Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 by chb

Gates on Mira at WinHEC 2002
Bill Gates wrapped up WinHEC 2002 in Seattle with a keynote forecasting an exciting future for the PC. He also mentioned that that Fujitsu, NEC, Toshiba and Wistron have committed to building Mira devices, bringing the total number of Mira hardware partners to 15. -- Posted Thursday, April 18, 2002 by chb

WalkAbout Computers plans rugged Tablet PC
WalkAbout's Hammerhead tablet will soon run the Microsoft Tablet PC operating system, according to the company. "There is a lot of interest among our customers for a rugged Tablet PC," said Alex Loeb, VP of Microsoft's Tablet PC division. "We are pleased WalkAbout is developing a rugged Tablet PC." http://www.walkabout-comp.com -- Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2002 by chb