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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
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HoratioF144
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5/24/2014 | 12:32:28 PM
Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
Actually if you want to know what really happened the idea for Surface and all these models came up in 2005-6 and commercial that aired last year was mostly shot in 2007.  What happened is that Microsoft did not follow its value proposition and original marketing instincts and decided to be extemely conservative (they are very good at that) and wait for everyone else to pile in and witness success and failure in tablet land before launching what they easily could have 5+ years ago.

True.  Call Panos Panay and ask him!

Horatio
EddieJ123
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5/24/2014 | 2:32:49 PM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
I actually own 2 TC1100s...I use them every day. Other than the dimmer screens...the devices are still quite superior to most tablets under $500.

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anon8354898604
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5/24/2014 | 4:24:11 PM
New Windows 8.1 - Android O/S
Also new this week is the first Windows 8.1 - Android O.S.Hybrid -- with Ramos technology partnering with Intel for the new Ramos i10 Pro- which was showcased by Intel at CeBit 2014 and features the first Dual boot tablet available to make it simple to use both Windows software and Android Apps on a single device--  and offers a 10 HD screen, Intel BayTrail CPU and battery 9 hours life; plus keyboard and case.

One U S.source with more on the Ramos i-series is-- iP r o T a b l e t
marcusreinholtnsw
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5/25/2014 | 11:43:05 PM
New Windows 81 - Android O/S Hybrid
The world's first Windows 8.1 - Android O/S Hybrid tablet also launches this week with Ramos Technology partnering with Intel for the new Ramos i10 Pro ($399) that makes it easy to use Android Apps and Windows Software on the same device and features a 10" Full-HD screen, Intel Bay Trail processor plus 9 hours battery life.

More details on the Ramos i-Series is available through -- i  P r o T a b l e t
mak63
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5/28/2014 | 2:04:44 AM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
@EddieJ123


I'm surprised that the TC1100 (or the TC1000) are not on the list. They're even called Tablet PCs! Probably I'm mistaken about this, but don't they even have the 3:2 aspect ratio like the new Surface 3?

Anyway, do you know that people are running Windows 7 on the TC1100?

 
EddieJ123
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5/28/2014 | 12:10:44 PM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
I AM running Win 7 on my TC1100 as well...works great. I upgraded the hard drive and the memory. Overall, I'm quite pleased with these devices---they get daily use---I paid $50 for one, and $70 for the other from ebay; best bang for my buck I've ever gotten from a device. Period.

I'm a computer systems engineer, and the built-in wacom digitizers get heavy use. I basically use them as writing tablets...which my notes and diagrams get uploaded in real-time to my website. $120 bucks for 2 tablets is a steal.


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melgross
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5/25/2014 | 12:05:43 PM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
What? What world are you living in?
TreblaNoj
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5/24/2014 | 5:59:09 PM
Twenty years late
I'm guessing the writet is under 30 as he did not even mention the Apple Newton- the real progenitor. I got my Palm Pilot several years later.
celticlandcom
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5/25/2014 | 12:39:12 AM
Re: Twenty years late
Or before the Newton .... The Casio casiopeia, and even earlier organizers from Casio and Zaurus.... Some with stylus
melgross
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5/25/2014 | 12:00:14 PM
Re: Twenty years late
None of those were tablets. That's why no history of tablets mentions them.
celticlandcom
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5/25/2014 | 10:31:06 PM
Re: Twenty years late
The Newton was a tablet specially the 2000, The Casio's were tablets too, I could join a network and dial out to BBS and even had AOL clients....Via pcmcia modems and nics...They were the precursor to tablets. Something it a very small size compared to even devices today. So.... Yeah they should have been included tablets evolved from PDAs
PWHITE000
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5/26/2014 | 11:04:57 AM
Re: Twenty years late
I believe that's a good assessment that PDAs were tablet's predecessor. I never would have begun a list with the Palm Pilot, and at it's inception I saw it as an evolved PDA and nothing more.
Shane M. O'Neill
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5/28/2014 | 10:59:06 AM
Re: Twenty years late
The list could have gone back to the late '60s with the Dynabook prototype, but this is a brief history. The PalmPilot PDA is the perfect place to start because it was the first real success of its kind and a precursor to all the cell phones, smartphones and tablets that followed. It's remembered as the first tablet-like device with major mainstream appeal.
PeteMacKay
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5/25/2014 | 2:30:14 AM
Re: Twenty years late
The Newton was Apple's knockoff of the Psion Organizer. Development of the Newton started 4 years after the Organizer was released. Psion's software later begat the original phone OS - Symbian.
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5/25/2014 | 4:29:23 AM
Re: New Hybrid
Another tablet launching this week is the first Windows 8.1 - Android O/S Hybrid -- with Ramos technology partnering with Intel for the new Ramos i10 Pro tablet, which was showcased by Intel at CeBit 2014 and offers the first Dual-boot tablet on the market that makes it easy to use both Windows software and Android Apps on one device, and features a 10-inch, full HD display, an Intel Bay Trail 64-bit processor and 9 hours battery life.

 More on this new hybrid model at the site -- i P r o T a b l et
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5/26/2014 | 12:36:01 PM
Re: New Hybrid
@annon, I definitely want to check the (Windows 8.1 - Android O/S Hybrid) out. Personally I find android more user friendly than windows, windows is too official, it suits the office. Is nokia X a hybrid too? I wonder how it performs, I haven't bought one yet. Tablets are evolving but I see very little changes in OS, they I would operate an Samsung tablet it the same way I would operate htc, given they all use android OS. They are really easy to use.
melgross
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5/25/2014 | 11:58:52 AM
Re: Twenty years late
No, the Psion was a much more primitive machine. You should learn about both before making silly comments.
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5/26/2014 | 10:40:43 AM
Questionable list
Somewhat accurate list but by no means to be quoted or used to make a point. This list has included a few duds (tablets not accepted or sold well) and by doing so it has opened the door to other tablets which by all means were much more important to the lineage of tablet development than what was included. The Newton came before the Palm Pilot and when the Palm debuted, it got much comparison to the Newton, which was Palm-like in most major ways. The Windows CE devices were marketed from the late 90s and are still in devices sold in 2014, making it the longest running tablet OS ever! Also, there were several industrial tablets sold throughout the 90s which were used in hospitals, warehouses, and other business establishments which required an easy device to carry around and take notes, or fill out forms with. No, this list of '10 Tablets' shows the writer didn't thoroughly do his homework well, and placed importance where it's not due, and ommited what should have been included. It's a C+ paper at best.
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5/27/2014 | 4:50:38 AM
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