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Monday, July 26, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Tablets a Possibility?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2018....html?tk=hp_new

"There is a lot of speculation about what the agreement announced last week between chip designer ARM and Microsoft actually means. Some pundits predict that it is a signal that Microsoft intends to deliver Windows or Windows Phone OS tablet and slate devices, while others foresee an overdue overhaul of the Xbox's architecture."

Ah, blogger speculation at its finest! Microsoft announces an agreement with ARM, and the speculation engine revs into overdrive. I think there are a couple of possibilities here, though I'm not sure I place much stock in the idea of this being for putting Windows Phone 7 on a tablet. I really want to believe that Microsoft has figured out that Windows 7 is a poor choice for a touch-based operating system, but they've said things to the contrary on several occasions. I think Windows Phone 7 would be great on a tablet based on what I've seen, but they'd need to re-design that home screen and menu system. It seems to work well on a small screen (boy, do I ever wish I had some hands-on time with such a device) but on a bigger tablet device, I'm not so sure. One thing IS for sure: if Microsoft and their OEM partners want to have any hope of competing with the iPad and Android-based devices, they're going to have to come up with a lightweight OS.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

HP Lists HP Slate 500 on HP.com

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HP Slate" @ 04:24 PM

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent..._trademark.html

"HP has listed the one model of the HP Slate 500 on its website. The device includes an 8.9-inch touchscreen and runs on Windows 7 Premium. The device also has two cameras -- one video and one still -- for users to do "web conferencing," according to the listing. The HP Slate 500 is also listed on HP's website as being Energy Star qualified in a document dated July 12. The Energy Star website lists the tablet having a 1.6GHz processor."

Well, well now...and here I thought the HP Slate was dead. Could it be that HP had it so far along in the design process they've decided to ship it after all? Or is this just a database glitch on HP.com, not a real product we'll ever see?

UPDATE: There's a bit of news on this from Laptop Magazine...basically it seems like HP is willing to release this product if the consumer demand is there.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Today is the Last Day for Windows Anytime Upgrade

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Software" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.geek.com/articles/news/l...-week-20100630/

"Saturday, July 3 is the last day Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU) can be used in the U.S. for upgrading Windows 7 on a new PC. WAU gives purchasers of PCs the opportunity to upgrade their version of Windows 7 to a more feature rich edition. This can be done through retail channels, but WAU offers an extra discount."

If you are in the US, today is your last shot. So before you start celebrating the long holiday weekend do yourself a favor and cure any of your computers of Windows 7 Starter.


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