April 2003

Motion to unveil Centrino-based M1300 May 12
Motion Computing of Austin, Texas, said it will unveil the M1300 Tablet PC on May 12. The M1300 will use the Intel Centrino mobile technology and likely be priced higher than the M1200. Centrino consists of an M Processor (1.3-1.6GHz standard, 1.1GHz low-volt; and the 900MHz ultra low volt version used by Motion), the Intel 855 chipset consisting of the 855GM graphics controller hub and the 855PM memory controller hub, and the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 network connection. -- Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2003 by chb

Fujitsu signs large Tablet PC deal
In its largest Tablet PC deal to date, Fujitsu PC Corporation contracted for 2,400 Fujitsu Stylistic 4000 Tablet PCs with Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a prior Fujitsu customer. The organization's IS director said, "We selected Fujitsu because it offered the industry's most sophisticated and reliable pen-based computing solution." -- Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2003 by chb

In-Stat predicts impressive TPC and Smart Display growth
In a report issued in April 14, Scottsdale-based In-Stat predicts modest market share for Tablet PCs in 2003 and 2004 (1-2% of all notebook shipments), but then sales will take off to 4-5 million by 2007. The majority of sales will initially be in North America. -- Posted Thursday, April 17, 2003 by chb

Tablet PC for US$999?
iWire reports that TDV Vison, a subsidiary of the Pou Chen Group which is the world's largest sports shoe manufacturer, announced the nVision 1000 and 1500. Both are pen slates with 12.1-inch displays. a 1GHz Transmeta processor, a 20GB disk, a wireless keyboard and the usual complement of ports and interfaces (IEEE 1394, RJ45, USB, PC Card, audio). The 1000 model has a touch screen whereas the 1500 uses an active digitizer and the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. As of this writing, the www.tdvvision.com site was not accessible. -- Posted Monday, April 7, 2003 by chb

Motion introduces, changes pricing
Motion Computing of Austin, Texas, beefed up its M1200 Tablet PC slate with a 933MHz version of Intel's Mobile Pentium III. The new model starts at US$1,999 whereas the original 866MHz version now starts at USS1,899. Motion also introduced a multi-unit battery charger and a slip-on rubber edge protector. Motion products are available directly from Motion's website or via its network of VARS (including Gateway). -- Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2003 by chb

Phoenix Tablet PC BIOS
Check out Phoenix Technnologies' webpage on their Tablet PC BIOS, the Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Tablet PC Pro (includes two great PowerPoint presentations). -- Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2003 by chb