From the ‘I told you so’ school of journalism. A while ago on AlwaysOn Network I wrote about the limited appeal of Tablet PCs and many disagreed with me. Now The Register have posted comments from an Acer spokesperson talking about the fact that the concept is years ahead of acceptance in the marketplace (that’s saving face speak for commercial disaster). Acer is trying to bring this to fruition by trying to cull the cost of a TabletPC right down
The business case for the tablet PC will be even harder prove when devices like the OQO handheld PC come out and more of the PDA market moves towards smartphones. Although the move towards smartphones I think is more to do with telecoms operators subsidising handsets rather than the wisdom of an all-in-one device – but thats another discussion all together.