tablet PCs - News, Features, and Slideshows

News

  • Microsoft awarded $70,000 in Handii court case

    Microsoft has been successful in its court action against tablet PC company Handii, after a number of Handii's tablets were found to contain unlicensed copies of Windows 7 Professional. Handii is required to pay Microsoft $70,000.

  • Foxconn reopens polishing facilities, other than Chengdu

    Foxconn has reopened all its polishing workshops, other than the one at Chengdu in China, which <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/228387/three_dead_after_foxconn_factory_blast_apple_investigating.html">was shut down</a> after a blast there on May 20 killed three persons, the company said.

  • Netbooks not dead as PC makers show off new models

    Tablets may be the hottest gadgets on display at this year's Computex. But netbooks still have a presence at the trade show, and vendors are coming out with several new models that will hit the market this year. Their low cost will continue to drive sales, analysts said.

  • Tablets getting quad-core chips, face slow adoption

    Tablets with low power dual-core chips have just started reaching the market, but some chip makers expect the devices to be further supercharged later this year with quad-core chips which were in the spotlight at the Computex trade show in Taipei.

  • 5 fixes for the biggest iPhone and iPad headaches

    No question, the iPad and iPhone are amazing devices. But the iOS operating system isn't perfect. For example: How come AT&T rebills customers every month for cellular data service without asking? Do you really have to buy a AirPrint-compatible printer to print via your iPad? Can you get a refund from Apple on an iTunes purchase?

  • Microsoft unveils touch-oriented Windows 8

    Microsoft showed Thursday the next version of its Windows OS at a press event in Taipei, unveiling a completely new tile-based interface that it hopes will be better suited for the emerging world of tablet PCs.

  • Intel: Atom's multiple OS feature an edge over ARM

    Intel officials say vendors are beginning to use Atom processors to power tablets not only because the chips can run Windows 7, but also because they allow the devices to run multiple OSes, providing an advantage over rival ARM Holdings.

  • Logitech's LifeSize aims for Android video soon

    Logitech's LifeSize division expects to bring one-way video streaming to Android devices in a few months and introduce a two-way videoconferencing system to tablets and smartphones later this year.

[]