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Tablet PC

A Tablet PC is a laptop PC equipped with a stylus or a touchscreen. This form factor  is intended to offer a more mobile PC; Tablet PCs may be used where notebooks are impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.

The term Tablet PC was made popular in a product announced in 2001 by Microsoft, where it was defined as a pen-enabled computer conforming to hardware specifications devised by Microsoft and running a licensed copy of "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" operating system or a derivative thereof. Tablet PCs are personal computers where the owner is free to install any compatible application or operating system. Other tablet computer devices, such as eBook readers or PDAs, do not provide this option and are generally considered another category. The original Microsoft licensing specification required proximity sensing of the stylus, which Microsoft termed "hover". This requirement was dropped with the later announcement of the UMPC.

Headlines Around the Web

Samsung unveils two Tabs to take on Apple

Aug 10, 2011 - The Times of India

Amazon to launch iPad rival?

May 04, 2011 - Financial Post

The 'tablet' touch

Nov 14, 2010 - Business Standard

ZTE to launch Android tablet device

Oct 12, 2010 - Financial Times

Choosing between a tablet, netbook and notebook

Sep 05, 2010 - Business Standard

Samsung unveils iPad competitor Galaxy

Sep 02, 2010 - The Star Online

The return of tablet PC

Aug 15, 2010 - Business Standard

Temasek invests $35m in Chinese video site

Aug 05, 2010 - Financial Times

Apple expands iPad sales to 9 more countries

Jul 19, 2010 - Financial Post

Articles About Tablet PC

Microsoft, HP Launch Omni 10 Tablet PC with Pearson Educational Contents for Indian College Students; Price, Specification Details
Microsoft, HP Launch Omni 10 Tablet PC with Pearson Educational Contents for Indian College Students; Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

American technology giants, Microsoft and HP have jointly launched the Omni 10 Tablet PC with exclusive Pearson educational contents for student pursuing higher education. (11:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, HP, INDIA, INTEL

Samsung to Launch Bluetooth Controllable LED Smart Bulb at Light+Building 2014
Samsung to Launch Bluetooth Controllable LED Smart Bulb at Light+Building 2014; Key Features You Need Know

By IBTimes IN

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced the launch of an LED Smart Bulb at the upcoming biannual architecture and technology trade fair Light+Building 2014. (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, GERMANY, SMARTPHONE, ARCHITECTURE

Lenovo Folder Pad Tablet PC
Lenovo Folder Pad: Can This Tablet Give Microsoft Surface a Run For Its Money?

By IBTimes AU

Lenovo Folder Pad Tablet is a multimodal slate designed in a Microsoft Surface like style. Such tablet can be held in your hands or propped up like a touchscreen monitor supported by a flap (or similar to a kickstand), which pops out from the back side. (Mar 10)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT

Apple iPhone 5S at Apple Inc's Media Event in Cupertino, 2013
Apple Release Round Up: iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 Fall Release plus Top Killer Features to Expect

By IBTimes AU

Apple will be releasing a number of refreshed products for 2014 including the new iPhone 6 and the iPad Air. According to recent information, the tech giant has been pumping up production to ensure product release makes it on September. (Mar 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, APPLE INC., SAMSUNG, IPAD, SMARTPHONE

Apple iPad Air
iPad Pro Release Delayed To 2015 And No iPad Mini 3 This Year - Analyst

By IBTimes AU

iPad Pro release date has been delayed until 2015 and no iPad Mini 3 will be seen this year, according to an analyst. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD

Micromax Tablet
Micromax Funbook Ultra HD P580 with Quad-Core CPU Released Online; Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

Popular indigenous smartphone maker, Micromax has released budget tablet PC dubbed as Funbook Ultra HD P580 in India via online stores. (Feb 27)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

A Micromax mobile phone is kept on display at a showroom in New Delhi December 6, 2013.
Micromax Releases Funbook P280 Android Tablet In India; Price And Specs Details

By IBTimes IN

Micromax Funbook P280 - Indigenous tech firm Micromax has released a new Android tablet in the Indian market, dubbed Funbook P280, with a price tag of ₹4,650. (Feb 13)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, ANDROID

iBall Slide 3G17 Voice-Calling Budget Android Tablet Launched in India; Price, Availability Details
HTC to Debut Google Nexus 10 2 Tablet PC in 2014: Report

By IBTimes IN

Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC has reportedly joined hands with the search engine giant, Google to build the new Nexus 10 tablet. (Feb 10)

MORE TOPICS: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, HTC

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook Speaks About the New iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retnia Display During an Apple Event in San Francisco
2014 iPad Air, iPad Mini to Spur Global Tablet Market Growth; Expansion to Reach 75% by 2017 – Report

By IBTimes AU

As of December 2013, one out of five tablet computers that were sold around the world is an iPad, meaning the iPad Air, the iPad Mini with Retina and previous versions of the iOS slate from Apple. (Feb 06)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, HP, SAMSUNG, RETAIL, IPAD, DELL

A Google Android figurine  at the new Google office in Toronto
iBall Slide 3G 7334Q-10 Voice-Calling Android Tablet Unveiled; Price and Specifications Details

By IBTimes IN

Indian handset manufacturer iBall has launched another budget Android tablet in India called Slide 3G 7334Q-10. (Jan 30)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, ANDROID

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