Tablets Catching On

Research firm IDC announced on Friday that about 72,000 Tablet PC’s were sold in 2002 after they first became available in November. The new form factor, paired with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, acts as a combination of a Notebook computer and a PDA.

Tablets are expected to catch on more quickly in Asian nations because the handwriting recognition aspect of the units make typing in character-based languages much quicker.


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