CES Day One- LID, Tablets running Vista

I spent a good deal of time at the Microsoft booth at CES yesterday and grabbed some photos of some very interesting things. There were not any new Tablets on display but there were several Tablet PCs running Vista on display. Here are some random pics:

Concept PC with a LID module for checking PIM data. Module detaches and goes with you.

Motion LS800 running Vista.

Fujitsu P1510D running Vista.

Fujitsu ST5000 slate and P1510D mini-Tablet PC.

First all-in-one mobile device to concurrently run Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 and Windows Mobile 5.0

LAS VEGAS – (January 4, 2006 ) – DualCor Technologies, Inc., today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), previewed the DualCor cPC, the world’s first ultra portable personal computer to simultaneously run full-function Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 and Windows Mobile 5.0 operating systems. This unique device represents a new category of hardware for global enterprise computing and promises to end the compromise between mobility, functionality and productivity for the mobile business professional.

The DualCor cPC is the only all-in-one, wireless “handtop” (handheld-desktop) computer that combines the power of a desktop PC, the instant-on convenience of a PDA and the always-connected functionality of a cell phone. Measuring just 6.5″ x 3.3″ x 1.2″, the DualCor cPC offers unprecedented battery life for enterprise computing, Internet access, e-mail and talk time. A patented dual processor architecture and integrated 40GB hard drive allows the DualCor cPC to run fully enabled desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and non-diluted versions of enterprise applications like SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, while retaining the instant-on, always-on functionality and long-lasting power of a PDA and cell phone.

“The DualCor cPC holds the potential to carve out its own place in the world of ultra portable computers and opens the door to a new category in global enterprise mobility,” said Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies, Inc. “The strengths inherent within a product like the cPC could deliver serious benefits to the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as retail, transportation and even government and military.”

The DualCor cPC offers robust features and extreme flexibility for the mobile knowledge worker in supporting the traditional office environment as well as working at home, working from a client location, and working as a perennial road warrior. The cPC utilizes two processors (1.5 GHz and 400 MHz); 1 GB of DDR2 RAM; a 5″ inch, 800×480 resolution, 262K color, touch screen display; three USB Hi-Speed 2.0 ports; a headset and phone jack; integrated Compact Flash Type II; mini-VGA port; speaker, microphone and mouse controls. A full-size, DualCor stowaway keyboard provides an uncompromised typing experience, with integrated track-stick navigation, user-programmable command keys and an adjustable display-angle docking system.

“The market response to the cPC has been overwhelmingly positive. Customers, partners and analysts alike have aligned in their collective praise and shared recognition of the cPC as a competitive differentiator in the world of mobile enterprise computing,” said Steve Hanley, president and chief executive officer, DualCor Technologies. “By providing unmatched performance, unrivaled battery life and unprecedented functionality, we are confident the DualCor cPC will not only meet the needs of today’s mobile business professional but will redefine how they work.”

“We’re excited to see tablet functionality appear in a broad range of mobile PC products,” said Chris Barry, group product manager of Tablet PC at Microsoft Corp. “The DualCor product is an innovative approach to providing full PC functionality in a highly mobile form factor.”

The DualCor cPC will retail for $1,500 and is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2006.

Live at the CES 2006

Like 120,000 other people I am now in Las Vegas and getting immersed in the mobile technology news and events swirling throughout the Vegas strip. I flew in yesterday and survived the madness at the Vegas airport with cabs and shuttle buses in very short supply. I eventually high-jacked a limo and arrived at the Stardust Hotel in style, and the rest of the day was spent in the company of several MS MVPs and a meeting with a VC partner trying to find out what will be the next big thing (NBT) in mobile technology. Of course we spent the evening watching the best college football game I have ever seen and yelled ourselves hoarse right down to the game stealing touchdown in the last few seconds of the game to crown the University of Texas Longhorns as national champions.

Today I will be covering the entire convention floor, at least as much of it as I can in one day. I am attending one press event at lunch which showcases upcoming technology and devices and tonight I will be sitting down one on one with DualCor Technologies’ President and CEO Steve Hanley to discuss the cPC that has been getting a lot of attention of late. Might even podcast that one.

Tablet PC Meetup at CES

The First Family of the Tablet PC has come through again and arranged a meetup for Tablet users attending CES. Tablet PC Gathering #4 will be Friday, January 6th at 4pm at Cheese Burger at the Oasis in Aladdin’s Desert Passage. You can reach it from the convention center by taking Shuttle Bus #4, full details on What Is New. I’ll be there! Thanks folks for setting it’s up.