Originally Posted by Hooch Tan
Tablets might be the next step in casual computing and thankfully, it seems like it draws a large part of its inspiration from smartphones.
Why 'thankfully'? While I enjoy the heck out of the iPad I am doing this on, I am really waiting for a 'real' PC in a similar form factor. Nice to have some choice In the iPad space, but I think there is some room for a 'netbook' with a good touch/stylus screen and no keyboard. My old Motion Computing slate was a great device at the time, but it was huge, by iPad standards, not to mention expensive. I also really want usable stylus support, ala HPs tablet screens. Something that will take advantage of Windows 7s handwriting support. Imagine OneNote on an iPad-like device. I sure hope HP didn't abandon the Slate they were showing around, before Apple convinced the world that what people really wanted was a big phone, without the phone.