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Thursday, January 07, 2010
  HP Slate - platforms, platforms and some more platforms

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer showed a prototype of a new Tablet PC like device designed by HP, and running Windows 7: the HP Slate.
With the rumour mill going in overdrive about an imminent Apple Tablet-like product, and a large part of the industry totally ecstatic about 'touch computing', this is hitting all the right buttons.

I kinda think the device looks very nice - a bit like an oversized iPod Touch, which is a good thing.

The last couple of years a lot of attempts are made to open up a new categories of computing devices:


And people still buy desktop PCs (and Macs) and laptops, of course.

I'm not quite sure where to fit in the iPod Touch. It's a touch based, tablet like computer. But it's smaller than your typical tablet. I like it, as it is really portable, but makes more sense in it's iPhone incarnation (if it wasn't for the price).

These are a lot of computing devices, with a lot of different architectures.
Intersting times ahead for small, independent software vendors ;-)
 
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