IBM Develops ThinkPad Tablet PC: “IBM is readying a ThinkPad laptop that features a rotating screen designed to turn the machine into a tablet computer, according to documents from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Photographs on the FCC Web site show an IBM ThinkPad X41 with a black case that is similar to other laptops in the company’s ThinkPad line. But photos reveal that the screen of the computer can rotate 180 degrees, turning it into a tablet PC. ADVERTISEMENT Also shown is a tablet digitizer pen resting against a screen that displays Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, suggesting that the computer uses Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, the main choice for other tablet PC vendors.
According to FCC documents, the X41 Tablet Series has wireless networking features that support both Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN standards. Other information, such as memory and dimensions, were not revealed. “
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