2010 – The year of the Tablet ?

As a long time user of tablet pcs I have no doubt of their efficacy and where they excel. Currently I’m using a HP touchsmart TX2 with Windows 7 and its a good combination. I have to say that I still prefer the original TC1100 which could be disconnected from the keyboard and operate completely in slate mode. So today may be the day that tablets get some of the limelight with Apple’s announcements in San Francisco.

Perhaps its time for a new generation of users to get the benefits and experience from tablet technology and for it to be a mainstream product – not a niche. Kids seem to most easily adapt to the “direct manipulation” interface that these technologies provide and may turn out to be the growth market.

So until we see the final details – heres hoping its affordable and in the shops soon