OnTheRun with Tablet PCs podcast #40- Marc’s back!

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Otr_tpc_cover_art_new Marc Orchant and James Kendrickare back with show #40, yes, Marc is back for this show!  Our hostshave a typically far-ranging discussion that covers diverse topicsrelating to the Tabletscape.  They look analytically at the big newsthis week of the Acer/ Gateway merger and how this might impact theTablet PC space.  Dell is entering the Tablet market later this yearand the impact on the enterprise market is fodder for meaningfuldiscussion.  Marc wants to know when we’re going to see an applicationthat is fitting of the capabilities of the Tablet PC and laments thefact we haven’t seen one yet.

Tablet PCs aren’t penetrating the enterprise muchbut employees of those enterprises see the benefits of the Tabletimmediately upon exposure.  Maybe Dell will help penetrate that marketso employees can get their hands on them.

James is testing the HP 2710p Tablet PCand discusses how this Tablet straddles the enterprise and consumerspace.  Does the 2710p stack up?  Inquiring minds want to know.  Theconclusion the hosts reach is that the trackstick is "flatly nubby".You have been warned.

Eric Mack interviewed Marc a while back andexamined the contents of Marc’s mobile gear bag and has posted a seriesof podcasts on his web site.  The podcasts are well worth a listen sogo grab them without further adieu.

Marc discusses his new blogging gig at BlogNationand the upcoming Office 2.0 conference where industry luminaries aremeeting to discuss the mobilization of Web 2.0.  Marc will be coveringthe conference on BlogNation and I’m sure he’ll come back with somegreat insights for future shows.

Enjoy the show!

Special thanks to Tiedye Keith for the great song "Vulnerable" with vocals by Tony Lindsay of Santana.