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  1. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    Without searching the Internet who can tell me what the first popular tablet PC was?

    Hint: The generic name came from Microsoft

    I owned one......
     
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    Compaq TC1000?
     
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    It was the tablet that really launched the tablet market.
     
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    It was just tablet pc wasn't it. I remember owning a tablet/laptop that just had tablet pc on it I think it was a compaq
     
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    Yes it was a tablet PC. Hint: It was known by a different name 4 letters long. That's a BIG hint.
     
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    I always thought the Tandy T100 was the first tablet PC, but I guess it wasn't a 'PC' in the DOS/Windows definition.
     
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    Windows tablet PC., released 2006.
     
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    Are you referring to the UMPC?
     
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    Seconded, this must be it? Ultra-mobile PC right?
     
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    BINGO!

    Microsoft had a big ad campaign surrounding the release of the UMPC, they called it Origami. The first big hit everyone was waiting on was made by Samsung. (Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC). Origami was supposed to change the handheld computing landscape forever. It even came with a split integrated keyboard.


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    Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMPC
     
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    Not quite as catchy as 'iPad' :p
     
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    I had the Fujitsu U810 :)
     
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