June 2002

Pen Computing Editor on Tablet PC
In his editorial in the July 2002 issue of Pen Computing Magazine, the editor-in-chief discusses the status of the Tablet PC project. -- Posted Friday, June 28, 2002 by chb

Acer TM100 with XP Tablet PC Edition
Read Pen Computing's first actual impressions of an Acer TM100 convertible prototype running a beta version of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. -- Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2002 by chb

Let the bashing begin
With the NDA from Microsoft's Tablet PC Reviewer's workshop lifted, you'll be seeing a lot of Tablet PC bashing in the mainstream computer press this week. In his analysis of the Tablet PC, ZDNET's David Coursey criticizes the handwriting recognition ("In one of my tests, CNET became "Satan") but calls the inking vastly improved. See David Coursey's assessment of the Tablet PC. -- Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2002 by chb

Fujitsu unveils Tablet PC prototype
Fujitsu PC Corporation unveiled the Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC at PC Expo. The very elegant slate device looks like a sleeker, thinner version of the company's prior Stylistic pen computers, and features an active digitizer as mandated for the Tablet PC version of Windows XP. See press release. -- Posted Monday, June 24, 2002 by chb

NY Times writer contemplates Tablet PC
New York Times writer J. D. Biersdorfer contemplates the Tablet PC and takes a look at ViewSonic's latest tablets. -- Posted Thursday, June 13, 2002 by chb

Edwards predicts lower Mira prices
Microsoft's Aubrey Edwards predicted lower Mira prices in a Reuters interview at Computex 2002 in Taipei. Edwards is Microsoft's chief of the embedded and appliance platform group. [see report]. Also see Infoworld's report on Mira at Computex. -- Posted Saturday, June 8, 2002 by chb

Register finds unresolved Mira issue
The ever vigilant Register discovered what many of us already knew: Microsoft will have to find a way to make Mira work with the home edition of Windows XP. According to the report, XP users will either get a service pack or be asked to upgrade to Pro to use Mira. [see report] -- Posted Saturday, June 8, 2002 by chb

Tim Bajarin's opinion
Noted analyst Tim Bajarin comments on the Tablet PC and what Bill Gates thinks of it. See his report at ABC News. -- Posted Saturday, June 8, 2002 by chb

Taipei Times: 3 million TPCs next year
In a report from Computex 2002, the Taipei Times quotes sources expecting sales of three million Tablet PCs next year. -- Posted Thursday, June 6, 2002 by chb

Transmeta scores major design win
In what is a major design win for chip manufacturer Transmeta, Hewlett Packard announced it will use the 1MHz Crusoe TM5800 processor in its upcoming Compaq Evo Tablet PC. See Transmeta announcement. -- Posted Monday, June 3, 2002 by chb