Was reading my last post almost 2 years ago. >5M tablets under my belt and I still am amazed at how much this market keeps changing and surprising me.
Today Microsoft announced Surface. Their own tablet. Now things just keep getting more interesting every day.
Seems there are 3 pillars now vying for the tablet space. I am sure it will be an interesting battle to watch these next 2 years.
Been a long time since I posted something here, so I figure I am about due.
Last 2+ years I have been working in this whole “smart mobile” space. Waiting for it to take off. Has been interesting watching all of the developments in CPU platforms and operating systems. Lots of movement back and forth, but not too much traction.
I actually started in tablets a long time ago. Worked at frontpath doing product marketing (a failed S3/Sonicblue subsidiary). We tried a few different things, but we were way too early. Transmeta/Linux, NatSemi/WinCE. Products were too heavy, did not have the right user experience, etc etc. It is great to see this space finally taking off, thanks to Apple’s iPad.
I’m working on a bunch of tablets now. Unfortunately, everything I do is under NDA so can’t talk about the details. Really happy to finally see this category and the non-traditional x86 netbooks also poised to take off.
I’m totally in love with my iPad. I take it everywhere now in my backpack and have watched hours and hours of TV on it. For me it is mostly a companion device for TV shows and some light email, surfing, social networking. Good enough for what I want, and great battery life. Hope that what we do can live up to it.
Inventec showcases cloud computing concept.
by Yen-Shyang Hwang, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 8 April 2010]
Inventec, on March 7, showcased its mobile cargo container data center that can save space as well as 20% in costs compared to the traditional way servers are setup.
The company’s current data center uses air-flow cooling, but the company is working on a new model which will feature water-flow cooling for environmental purposes.
Inventec also plans to invest NT$100 million (US$3.17 million) to establish a cloud computing testing center in Taoyuan, Taiwan before the end of 2010.