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Getac launches rugged T800 8.1-inch Bay Trail Windows tablet
Getac announced a new rugged and very compact 8.1-inch tablet. Running Windows and powered by a "Bay Trail" 2.16GHz quad-core Intel N3530 processor, the Getac T800 has a sunlight-readable "LumiBond" projected capacitive touch screen with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, weighs 2.1 pounds, has dual cameras (5mp and HD), 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, dedicated GPS and 4G LTE. "SnapBack" add-ons can provide a Smart Card reader plus either 13.56MHz RFID or a magstripe reader. The Getac T800 has IP65 sealing and can handle 6-foot drops. [See description, analysis and specs of the Getac T800 rugged tablet] -- Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by chb

Winmate releases rugged Bay Trail-based 10.1" Windows tablet with 1920 x 1200 pixel procap display
Winmate has announced their new rugged 10.1-inch M101B Windows Tablet PC. The fanless M101B is based on a "Bay Trail" 1.86GHz quad-core Intel N2920 processor, features a superb 10.1-inch 700-nits IPS projected capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, has dual cameras (5mp and 2mp), 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a full complement of sensors, and optional 1D/2D barcode reader, HF-RFID and 4G LTE. The M101B weighs 2.4 pounds, has IP65 sealing and can handle 4-foot drops. [See description, analysis and specs of the Winmate M101B rugged tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by chb

Wearables market finally taking off, but not as envisioned by pioneers
Wearable computing is finally taking off, but it's not the way pioneers envisioned it. Instead of miniature PCs, the emerging wave of wearables are, according to IDC, "stylish lifestyle accessories that are making their way onto the pages of GQ and Shape as well as Computerworld and Wired." IDC projects that shipments will exceed 19 million units in 2014, more than tripling last year's sales, with sales well over 100 million by 2018. The wearable market currently splits into accessories to smartphones and tablets, and autonomous wearabels such as Google Glass. [See IDC press release] -- Posted Friday, April 11, 2014 by chb

Digitimes: Taiwan ODMs losing business to China
Digitimes reported that Taiwan's ODMs are losing business as PC brand vendors turn to China. Our take: While this trend, for now, is primarily evident in tablet orders, this development should come as now surprise to Taiwan's OEMs. For many years, US PC companies had their desktop PCs, notebooks and handhelds made by a number of highly skilled Taiwanese OEMs (such as Quanta, Wistron, FIC, etc.) due to lower cost and an excellent reputation for quality. Then the Taiwanese began outsourcing to China. It should have been obvious from the start that the US companies would eventually cut out the middlemen. -- Posted Monday, April 7, 2014 by chb

Dell launches Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook
Dell also introduced the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme, a fully rugged convertible notebook computer with a 11.6-inch resistive multi-touch display, IP65 sealing and full MIL-STD-810G testing. The new rugged Dell convertible is also powered by Intel "Haswell" 4th generation i3, i5, and i7 Core processors, uses solid state disks, as well as 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G LTE, and is even dock-compatible with the larger Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme. Replacing the former Latitude XT2 XFR, the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme takes on the Getac V110 and the Panasonic CF19. [See RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme 12] -- Posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 by chb

Juniper Systems explains resistive vs. capacitive touch screens
Capacitive touch was popularized by the iPhone and is now on the vast majority of consumer smartphones and tablets. Resistive touch, however, is still prevalent in industrial handhelds. Juniper Systems, which went with capacitive touch for its new Archer 2 mobile computer, explains the differences and pros/cons of the two touch technologies in detail. [See Juniper Systems Resistive vs. Capacitive Touchscreens] -- Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by chb

Motion launches sleek, lightweight Haswell-powered 12.5-inch full 1080p tablet with dual-mode input and a wealth of accessories
Tablet pioneer Motion Computing announced the latest offering in their mobile technology portfolio, the rugged Motion R12 tablet computer. The Intel Haswell-powered R12 has a 12.5-inch multi-touch screen with full 1080p 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution as well as a Wacom pen and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The rugged R12 is just 0.65 inches thick, weighs under three pounds, has dual cameras (2mp and 8mp), 9+ hour battery life, can handle 4-foot drops and is IP54 sealed. There's Wireless-AC plus Bluetooth 4.0, integrated or dedicated GPS, as well as optional 4G LTE, 1D/2D scanner, HF RFID, and desktop and vehicle docks. [See description, analysis, and specs of the Motion R12 rugged tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by chb

CDW and leading developers deliver enterprise mobile apps via new App Marketplace
Business-oriented technology solutions provider CDW announced its new App Marketplace — a single, online destination that connects its customers with leading developers and enterprise mobile apps across multiple business functions. Unlike apps designed for individual users, the App Marketplace provides customized enterprise apps created by developers with proven and relevant experience. These include Avnet, Canvas, IBM, Lextech, SAP, Symphony Teleca and WillowTree, with more being added. [See CDW's App Maketplace] -- Posted Monday, March 24, 2014 by chb

Full review: Getac V110 rugged convertible notebook
With the V110, Getac gives a vote of confidence to the concept of the convertible notebook that can also be used as a tablet. The V110, however, is thinner and lighter than earlier rugged convertibles, and its 4th gen Intel Core processors can do more with less. The multi-touch screen is easy to operate; there's an active pen option for precision operations, capacitive replaces resistive touch; Haswell offers excellent performance, better graphics, and lower power draw; communications are updated to the latest standards (802.11ac, BT 4.0, Gobi 4G), and there is a full-scale keyboard. The Getac V110 is a fresh, new iteration of a time-proven design concept that, for now, leaves the primary competition behind. [See full review of the Getac V110 rugged convertible notebook] -- Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by chb

Motorola Solutions launches 4th generation of the versatile, rugged, modular Psion Workabout Pro
Motorola Solutions announced the Workabout Pro 4 rugged mobile computer, the latest generation of Psion's Workabout line that sold over 400,000. Including a major tech update, the Workabout Pro 4 forms the centerpiece of a versatile modular system that allows adding all sorts of wireless, data acquisition and other features and options to the device via back cover and/or end cap modules. [See Motorola press release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Workabout Pro 4] -- Posted Monday, March 17, 2014 by chb

MobileDemand offers forklift-mounted rugged tablet special at MODEX 2014 supply chain expo in Atlanta
MobileDemand announced a forklift-mounted rugged tablet 10%-off special at MODEX 2014 supply chain trade show and expo at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, March 17-20, 2014. Included in the forklift bundle is a rugged tablet, mounting hardware, power converter, Wavelink Terminal Emulation and Avalanche, and MobileDemand's 3-year comprehensive xProtect warranty. MobileDemand invites you to visit them at MODEX in booth #2428 where they'll also be giving away a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet! [See Forklift-Mounted Rugged Tablet Special Only at MODEX 2014] -- Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by chb

JLT announces Atom-powered 1214N logistics panel computer
JLT Mobile Computers announced the JLT 1214N rugged fixed-mount panel computer for warehouse and logistics applications. Able to run a variety of Microsoft full and embedded operating systems, the compact 7.7-pound sealed panel has a bright 12.1-inch XGA resistive touch display, plenty of onboard connectivity, and it is now powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom D2550 processor—a significant upgrade from the Atom N270-powered JLT 1214S predecessor. The 1214N offers numerous mounting options and also allows sealing at the cable instead of connector level. [See description, analysis and specs of the JLT Mobile 1214N] -- Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 by chb

noax releases 21.5-inch full 1080p industrial touch panel PC
noax Technologies has added the noax C21 to its lineup of compact industrial panel PCs. The C21 has a 21.5-inch touch screen with full 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, making it suitable for deployments that benefit from a larger display and higher resolution. The fanless C21 carries IP65 sealing, has a cast aluminum enclosure, and offers various PCI/PCIe expansion slot options for customization and configuration. [See description, analysis and specs of the noax C21 industrial panel computer] -- Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 by chb

Class 1 Division 2 rugged tablets available from MobileDemand
MobileDemand announced that its popular xTablet T7200 and xTablet T1200 are now available as C1D2-certified rugged tablets. The certification covers usage in areas where combustible gases such as Acetylene, Hydrogen, Ethylene, and Propane (Groups A-D) are present abnormally. So if an accidental discharge happens, you can rest assured that our C1D2 tablets will not emit any electrical arcs or sparks, nor have any hot surfaces that will cause those gases to explode. [See product pages for the xTablet T1200 C1D2 and xTablet T1200 C1D2. -- Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by chb

Compact, rugged Trimble Juno T41 R Series adds UHF RFID
Trimble's smartphone-inspired rugged Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Android 4.1 mobile computer with 4.3-inch projected capacitive multi-touch gets Ultra-High Frequency RFID versions in a remarkably compact form factor. Available with either IP65 or IP68 sealing, the EPCglobal Gen 2 compatible T41 R is location aware for use in different regions across the globe, and is available with full voice/data phone capability as well as enhanced high-accuracy GPS. [See description, analysis and specs of the Trimble Juno T41 RFID] -- Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014 by chb

US Dept. of Transportation to use Mi-Co forms with handwriting recognition for vehicle crash investigations
Mi-Co, which specializes in data capture software forms that include handwriting recognition, announced it was awarded the contract to provide the US Department of Transportation (DoT) with a functional field data collection system with its Mi-Forms mobile forms software. Field staff will conduct multiple interviews on a weekly basis with motor vehicle crash participants. During these interviews, field data collectors will use natural handwriting within the mobile forms to capture data presented in an aural manner in a rapid fashion. [See Mi-Co press release] -- Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by chb

Samsung Galaxy S5: impressive tech and now even waterproof
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5, its new flagship smartphone. While after all those years of ever-smaller and handier phones the wisdom of giant phones is debatable, the specs and capabilities of the new Galaxy S5 are most impressive. Android "KitKat" 4.4.2, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED screen, dual cameras (16mp camera, 2mp, 4K video), USB 3.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.0, NFC, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage, 10-12 hours battery life, fingerprint scanner, pulse sensor, 5.6 x 2.9 x 0.32 inches, 5.1 ounces. And it is IP67-sealed. -- Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by chb

SOTI MobiControl Android+ technology enables more than 35 OEMs to overcome Android in the enterprise hurdle
SOTI, the major provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy management, announced that it has significantly expanded its Android OEM partnerships to encompass more than 35 of the leading Android device manufacturers globally. [See SOTI press release] -- Posted Monday, February 24, 2014 by chb

N-trig's DuoSense multi-touch & active pen solution selected by Intel for its Education Tablet
As most pen enthusiasts know, Wacom has historically been considered the leading active pen technology vendor, but now N-trig claims that the latest build of their pen actually surpasses Wacom in terms of accuracy, pressure sensitivity, continuity, linearity and overall user experience. We haven't checked N-trig's solutions lately, but they did just claim a big win when Intel implemented the N-trig DuoSense controller chipset into its Intel Education Tablet. [See N-trig press release] -- Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by chb

Handheld Group introduces Nautiz X4 rugged mobile computer
Handheld Group introduced the rugged Nautiz X4, a multi-purpose data collection mobile computer with integrated keypad and industrial-grade scanner options. The IP65-sealed Nautiz X4 has a 3.5-inch 640 x 480 pixel resistive touch screen, runs Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 for easy integration into existing enterprise infrastructures, weighs under 12 ounces, and includes GPS, WWAN, camera and a microSD card slot. [See description, analysis, and specs of the Handheld Group Nautiz X4] -- Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by chb

ZDNet contributor has had it with Windows Phone
On ZDNet, Matthew Miller presented five reasons why he was done with Windows Phone, after having used it (increasingly less) over the past 3.5 years. Miller's reasons coincide with the shortcomings we have long lamented on Windows Phone and on the Metro interface on Windows tablets: it's just not nearly as useful as it should be. [See Five reasons I am done with Windows Phone after 3.5 years] -- Posted Monday, February 17, 2014 by chb

Will Windows Phone 8 make it after all?
Microsoft has all but vanished from the mobile space, and Windows Phone is almost a non-factor behind Android and the iOS. Or is it? PC Mag just published an absolutely glowing review of the new Nokia Lumina Icon with its 5-inch 1080p OLED screen, 20-megapixel camera, 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and sleek brushed metal/polycarbonate design. [See PC Mag's Editor's Choice review of the Nokia Lumina Icon] -- Posted Thursday, February 13, 2014 by chb

Not mincing words -- Paul Thurrott on Windows 8
In a blog entry entitled "What the Heck is Happening to Windows?" Paul Thurrott does not mince words. "Windows 8 is a disaster in every sense of the word. This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone's opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period." Thurrott, one of the most highly esteemed technology bloggers, blames Microsoft's fatal tendency of trying to be all things to all people, a tendency Pen Computing Magazine lamented every time Microsoft tried to somehow shoehorn pen and touch support into Windows proper... [See Paul Thurotte blog] -- Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 by chb

Sony sells VAIO PC business, concentrates on smartphones and tablets
Sony is leaving the PC and laptop business in order to concentrate its mobile product lineup on smartphones and tablets. The VAIO PC business is transferred to a new company established by Japan Industrial Partners Inc. Sony's decision came upon analysis of factors, including the drastic changes in the global PC industry, Sony's overall business strategy, the need for support of Sony's VAIO customers, and some job preservation for VAIO personnel. [See Sony release] -- Posted Thursday, February 6, 2014 by chb

Satya Nadella new Microsoft CEO, John Thompson new Chairman
The media won't have Steve Ballmer to kick around anymore. Microsoft announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella (in picture) as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella, who joined Microsoft in 1992, previously was Executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. Microsoft also announced that John Thompson will be Chairman of the Board, and that prior Chairman Bill Gates will remain on the Board as Founder and Technology Advisor. [See Microsoft press release] -- Posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by chb

HP offers touch for just a buck extra
In the past, one giant obstacle for pen computing, and especially for notebooks, was always the extra cost of the pen and digitizer. Hewlett Packard apparently remembers that, and advertises that (albeit just for a limited time) touch for its HP ENVY 15t Quad is available for just $1 more. Honestly, even without touch US800 for a sleek, 15-inch, Haswell Core i7-powered would be a great bargain. The extra buck for touch is just icing on the cake. [See HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t] -- Posted Monday, February 3, 2014 by chb

Review: DAP Technologies M9020 — ultra-rugged, highly configurable QWERTY 7-inch Windows tablet
Tablets are in, but there are tasks where an integrated keyboard comes in handy. That's what DAP Technologies created the fully-rugged DAP M9020 tablet for. Powered by an Intel Atom N2600, the M9020 runs Windows 7 on a 7-inch WSVGA resistive touch display. The M9020 supports Bluetooth v4.0, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Gobi 5000 4G LTE, u-blox 6 GPS, micro SD card expansion, dual cameras, RFID, and a 1D/2D barcode scanner. The tablet can survive multiple 6-foot drops and carries IP67 sealing. [See full review of the DAP M9020 rugged tablet] -- Posted Monday, January 27, 2014 by chb

DRS ARMOR gone
Sorry for being late on reporting this, but it seems that DRS Tactical Systems pulled the plug on all DRS ARMOR tablets. Early summer last year we had been told all ARMOR products were current, but an October inquiry went unanswered. We just now came across an October 18, 2013 release by DRS Technologies, informing that all ARMOR products were End of Life (see release). Once known as WalkAbout Computer, tablet pioneers and makers of the rugged Hammerhead computers, the company had been sold to DRS Technologies in 2005, and DRS then to Italian Finmeccanica in 2008. As is, DRS Technologies still sells a variety of military rugged computers, but the last of the WalkAbout DNA seems gone now. -- Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by chb

Original Microsoft Surface Pro blow-out
Microsoft seems to be clearing out inventory of the original Surface Pro tablets. Those on Microsoft's mailing list received offers for US$300 off the the Surface Pro. That brings the price of a 128GB Surface Pro down to US$599 (w/o the keyboard, though). That's not bad for an Intel 3rd gen Core I5-powered tablet with a full 10.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel screen, both capacitive touch and an active pen, dual cameras, etc. The Surface Pro 2, of course, is that much better with a Haswell chip and all sorts of improvements, but the equivalent model starts at US$999. [See Surface Pro offer] -- Posted Friday, January 17, 2014 by chb

Panasonic announces future product expansion with Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Handheld at NRF2014 EXPO
Today at the 2014 2014 National Retain Federation industry show, Panasonic announced that it’s working closely with Microsoft to deliver future enterprise-class mobile devices based on the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform. The collaboration will enable Panasonic to expand its rugged mobile computing portfolio with innovative new handheld devices bringing Windows Phone 8 technologies to enterprise customers. -- Posted Monday, January 13, 2014 by chb

Datalogic to preview the next-gen Memor X3 handheld
Datalogic announced that at the 2014 National Retain Federation show, which takes place January 12-15, 2014 in New York City, the company will debut the Memor X3, the next generation of its very small and handy mobile handheld computer. The Memor X3 will be faster, have twice the storage, longer battery life, a larger screen, and numerous other improvements. -- Posted Saturday, January 11, 2014 by chb

N-trig pen technology used in new Sony VAIO Flip 11
N-trig reports that its active pen and touch technology has been implemented in a new device announced by Sony at the 2013 CES conference in Las Vegas. The new Sony VAIO Flip 11 is an 11-inch/2.82-lb convertible that will have the same hinge design as the others in the Flip series, allowing users to effortlessly convert the device from a traditional laptop into a tablet. The device will go on sale in February, starting at $799. -- Posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by chb

Android leads OS U.S. sales, as LG and Nokia see resurgence
Daddi Brand Communications reports that in the 3 months ending November 2013, Android maintained its lead of smartphone sales in the U.S., capturing 50.3% of the smartphone market. iOS follows with 43.1% of smartphone sales, an increase month on month, however, down 9.9% versus the same period a year ago. Windows Phone, the third largest OS in the U.S, was at nearly 5%, up 2.1% points from the previous year. As with the previous period, Verizon maintained its lead as the top smartphone carrier, with just under a third of sales (31.7%). AT&T, in second, had 28.3%, passing Sprint as the third largest carrier with 13.3% of sales. -- Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 by chb

How it all began: The Birth of Pen Windows
Haverzine published a nice article on the beginnings of pen computing and the origins of Pen Windows. Certainly brought back memories to the editors of Pen Computing Magazine who were there and lived through the humble beginnings of handhelds and tablets. [See Microsoft & Mobile, Part 1: The Birth of Pen Windows] -- Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by chb

Does your Pentium have an Atom engine?
There was a time in the very distant computing past where, when buying a computer, the sole decision you needed to make was whether to use the Intel 386/33 or save a few bucks and get the slightly slower 386/25. Today, if you use Intel's handy ARK app that lists every product available from Intel, there's a staggering 1,874 different processors listed... [Read more] -- Posted Saturday, December 28, 2013 by chb

Ubiqconn's two new versatile, rugged Intel Atom N2600-powered Windows tablets
Ubiqconn of Taiwan, a spin-off from well-known First International Computer, has introduced two fully rugged Intel Atom N2600-powered tablet computers, the T70C (7-inch 1280 x 800 pixel) and the T10C (10.4-inch 1024 x 768 pixel). Both carry IP65 sealing, have very wide operating temperature ranges, have been MIL-STD-810G tested, have extensive wired and wireless connectivity, hot-swappable dual batteries, and can be equipped with various snap-on modules. [See description, analysis and specs of the Ubiqconn T70C and Ubiqconn T10C rugged tablets] -- Posted Monday, December 23, 2013 by chb

BlackBerry to try iOS, Android?
According to InfoWorld, BlackBerry's new CEO John Chen is considering making the company's security and enterprise productivity features available on iOS and Android (see article). Our take: Palm tried that approach, albeit in reverse, when they put Windows CE onto their hardware. It didn't work. -- Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 by chb

Handheld's Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone now shipping
Handheld Group announced that their highly anticipated Nautiz X1 rugged enterprise smartphone is shipping now. Part of Handheld's Nautiz product family of rugged and ultra-rugged PDAs and smartphones, the fully dust- and waterproof Nautiz X1 has a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel Gorilla Glass-protected procap display, u-bloc GPS, 5mp camera, -4 to 140F temperature range, can be ordered with either Android 4.x or Windows Embedded Handheld, and runs on both GSM and CDMA networks. "This is the toughest smartphone ever built," says Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. "We see a huge demand for truly rugged smartphones among field professionals and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be constantly connected." [See Handheld press release] -- Posted Thursday, December 19, 2013 by chb

Rapid change in wearable computing
For years, wearable computing was the next big thing. Now it may finally be here, but not in the way most expected. Digitimes expects smart wearable shipments to grow dramatically in 2014, driven by products like Samsung's Galaxy Gear and other smart bands that communicate with smartphones. And, disconcertingly for the pioneers of rugged wearables, Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine's respected editor-in-chief John Keller writes that the military wearable computing landscape has flipped 180 degrees, with current military requirements calling for COTS smartphones, tablets and hybrids from commercial providers such as Samsung. Keller quotes an Elbit Systems representative as saying, "It looks like the military wearable computer is definitely commercial, so there is no place for us." [See Rapid pace of commercial technology complicates Army plans for wearable computing] -- Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by chb

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Juniper Systems Mesa
GD Itronix Tadpole M1500
GD Itronix Tadpole M1000
Motion Computing J3500
Motorola ES400
DLI 8400 Ultra-Mobile Rugged Tablet
Intel vPro technology--what is it all about?
Core i7-powered Motion F5v
Panasonic Toughbook 31
Apple iPad WiFi 64GB
Motorola Droid
Panasonic Toughbook C1
HP Elitebook 2740P
Toshiba Portege M780
Fujitsu Lifebook T4410
ECTACO jetBook-Lite
Motorola MC3090-Z
DLI 8800
Juniper Systems TK6000
Casio DT-X30
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK MCA9
Motorola MC3100
Handheld Nautiz X7
Aaeon RTC-1000A
Dell Latitude XT2 XFR
Datalogic Memor
iPhone 3GS after 3 months
DAP Kinysis 8900VS
Switching to the iPhone 3GS
How the iPhone changed everything
Handheld US Algiz 8
Motion F5 update
Motorola MC9500
Intermec CN4
RAM Mounts for netbooks
Handheld US Algiz 8
Multimodal data input
Handheld US Algiz 10
Kingston SD Card adapters
Trimble Yuma rugged UMPC
Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet Convertible
Glacier Ridgeline Q100 rugged PDA
Panasonic Toughbook 52
Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet COnvertible
The Toshiba TG01 phone
Panasonic Toughbook F8
Panasonic Toughbook T8
Advantech VITA-350E GPS/GPRS Vehicle Location
Psion Teklogix NEO
Palm Treo Pro
Palm Treo 800w
Motion Computing F5
RMT Duros rugged slate
Advantech MARS-1031 rugged handheld
Panasonic's rugged CF-U1 UMPC
Juniper Allegro MX Field PC
2 Technologies Jett.eye
Panasonic Toughbook CF-30, latest version
Lenovo ThinkPad X61
Sectera: General Dynamic's military smartphone
HTC Touch Diamond
Ricoh 500SE: shock/waterproof barcode scanner camera
HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1
DRS ARMOR C12
Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC
Toshiba Portege R500
HTC Shift
Juniper Systems Archer
Neonode N2
GETAC V100 rugged notebook convertible
Palm Centro smartphone
Trimble Nomad
HP iPAQ 910
HP iPAQ 610
HP iPAQ 310
HP iPAQ 210
HP iPAQ 110
iPhone: Apple changes the world. Again.
iPhone: The Wait. The Day. The Phone
Itronix GoBook VR-2
Itronix DynaVue Technology
GETAC A790 rugged
Palm Foleo
Outdoor readable screens 07
Living with the iPAQ hw6915
HP iPAQ hw6925
Palm Treo 755p
GETAC M230 slim rugged
Motion Computing LE1700
Symbol/Motorola MC35
Motion Computing C5
HP iPAQ 500 Series
UMPC at the end of 2006
Palm Treo 750
Toshiba Tecra M7
Otterbox rugged case
Itronix Factory Tour
Mid-2006 TPC with outdoor-readable screen
Inductive vs. resistive
The NeoNode N1
UMPC: Samsung Q1
UMPC: Update
Hot: Location-Based Services
TPC with Outdoor-Readable Screen
Search Site
Web pencomputing.com
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iPhone: Apple changes the world. Again.
Itronix GoBook VR-2
GETAC A790 rugged
GETAC M230 slim rugged
Motion Computing LE1700
Symbol/Motorola MC35
Motion Computing C5
HP iPAQ 500 Series
HP iPAQ rx5900
Palm Treo 750
Toshiba Tecra Mt7
Portege M400 road test
DRS Hammerhead Xtreme
Electrovaya Scribbler SC-3100
Toshiba Tecra M4
Motion LS800
Twinhead Durabook N14RA
Toshiba Portege M400
Itronix GoBook VR1
Motion LE1600
HP Compaq tc4200
Itronix Duo-Touch
OQO model01
Motion M1400
Garmin iQue M5
iPAQ h6315
Dell Axim X50v
Asus A730w
Itronix GoBook III
Itronix GoBook VR1
WalkAbout RT900/XRT
Getac A770
Panasonic CF-29
Casio IT-3000
iPAQ 1700/3000/4700
Motorola v710
Electrovaya SC2000
HP TC1100
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000
Sharp Actius TN 10W
Tungsten T3
Sony UX50
Dana Wireless
Tungsten E
Tapwave Zodiac
Samsung i500
Sony CLIE NX80V
Intermec CT60
Electrovaya Scribbler
Xplore iX104
FIC SlateVision
HP iPAQ 4000 Series
HP iPAQ h2215
Danger HipTop
Palm Zire 71
Tungsten C
Tungsten W
Sony NZ90
Kyocera 7135
HP iPAQ 5450
HP iPAQ 1900
Dell Axim X5
Palm Tungsten T
AlphaSmart Dana
ViewSonic V35
Toshiba e335
Toshiba e740
New iPAQs
Acer C100
Compaq TC1000
Fujitsu Stylistic ST4000
Motion M1200
Toshiba Portege 3500
ViewSonic V1100
T-Mobile PPC
Sony CLIE SJ20 & SJ30
Bluetooth vs Treo
CLIE NR70V
Treo 270
Treo 90
Panasonic 07
Panasonic 01
IBM TransNote
Palm m515
Palm m130
Handspring Treo 180
Palm i705
Sony T415
iPAQ 3800 Series
Toshiba e570
Casio E-200
Sony S320 & MYLO
Sony N610C
Palm m125
Visor Neo & Pro
HP Jornada 568
Casio IT-700
Itronix GoBook
Fujitsu 3500
Sony Clie 710c
NEC MobilePro 790
Kyocera Smartphone
Casio BE-300
HandEra 330
Palm m500 and m505
HP Jornada 525
Intermec Model 70
UR There @migo
Fujitsu LT C-500
Handspring Visor Edge
VisorPhone
Palm m105
All Palm devices
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Panasonic Factory Tour
The Tablet PC project
The Jeff Hawkins Story
Historic Pen Computing Features
Technology: NeoMagic
Pen Reader Q&A
Pen review oldies
Treo 700w software
Origami revealed
2006 CES Report
RuggedPCReview.com
Tablet PC Q&A
MEA '05 Mobile Impact Awards
2005 Pen Editors Choices
Real-Time Location Systems
Maverick Editor Blog
Bluetooth Primer Palm Medical Software
Wide Angle LCDs and the Tablet PC
Select a 2nd Gen TPC
Bluetooth Primer
The Computer in your Car
X Servers on Tablet PC
Windows Mobile 2003
Wireless Presentation Ctrls
Pen Computing Advice
Corel Grafigo 2
SnapSync review
Oakland Police Project
How to select a Tablet PC
Tablet PC Software
MS Smart Display - Update
Virtual Drive (pdf)
Panasonic Factory Tour
Tablet PC Q & A
Microsoft Mira
Tablet PC: 1st Look
Windows CE .Net
Webpads
Outdoor color displays
Ruggedness standards
The Rugged Markets
The Tablet PC project
Multimodal Input
Digital Music Players
The new Palm screens
1st Gen Pocket PCs
Report: WAVE 2001
The Jeff Hawkins Story
Why did Apple kill the Newton?
Pen Computing Special Reports
Outdoor-readable screens '07
GD-Itronix DynaVue Technology
Panasonic Factory Tour
Display Technologies
Wide-angle LCDs '04
The Pen Lab
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Down Memory Lane
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Why did Apple kill the Newton?
View all 34 issues of David MacNeill's Newton Notes column covering the Apple Newton MessagePad between 1993 and 1999.
Pen Computing has a special section on Sharp's competent, yet ill-fated US Zaurus K-PDA experiment plus news on the new SL-5000.
Yes, our Magic Cap section is still online!
And so is our old Psion section!
In early 1995, our intrepid vertical market editor, Dom Giangrasso, wrote this essay on his personal love affair with pen computers.
Archives of some older issues of Pen Computing Magazine are online.

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Pen Review Oldies: Mid 1990s
AMS MediaPro (1995)
Casio PA-100A (1995)
WalkAbout Hammerhead 586 (1995)
IBM ThinkPad 360PE (1995)
IBM ThinkPad 730TE (1995)
Panasonic JT-900PT (1995)
Badger GT-486N (1996)
Casio DT-900 (1995)
Texas Micro Hardbody PC (1996)
IBM Sure Point (1996)
Inforite Phoenix (1995)
Motorola Forte (1995)
PenRight! for Windows (1995)
Motorola Forte (1995)
Telxon PTC-1134 (1995)
Zenith CruisePad (1995)
Bandai Pippin (1996)
Epson EHT-400 (1996)
Husky FC-486 (1995)
Itronix X-C 6000 (1996)
M3i PCMOBILE 486 (1996)
Norand Pen*Key 6100/6600 (1995)
Symbol PPT-4600 (1995)
The TelePad 3 Approach (1995)
Recognition by Papyrus (1996)
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