Hewlett Packard Touchscreen slate is expected to go on sale later this year for under $500 and was demonstrated by Microsoft’s chief, Steve Balmer, who stated “Its a beautiful little product..as portable as a phone and as powerful as a PC running Windows7.”
Sony have a slightly different take on the tablet bandwagon with the announcement of a 7 inch touch screen, WiFi Personal Internet Viewer which runs the Linux based Chumby OS.
T-Mobile are also set to announce the Vega, what they call a Innovative Converged Device (ICD), which could be one of the first to run on the Android OS. With a 15 inch screen this is going to push the from factor to the limit and is designed, they say, to be a family communication network within the home.
Dell also have released pictures of their Dell Concept Tablet which will have a 5 inch screen and ruin Android OS. The unit is expected to have a 5 megapixel camera and have 3g and WiFi capabilities.
As you can see it could easily become a crowded market, with already a large number of new acronyms
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