He identifies four technological frames: palmtops, pen-based computing
, personal communicators, and connected organizers.
According to an RTTC official, the course material comprises mobile engineering, optical fibre engineering, Pen-Based Computing
, Ultra-mobile PC (Umpc) and other topics associated to communication technology.
The annual workshops are attended by people interested in educational uses of Tablet PCs and other types of pen-based computing
, and to help identify best practices so that all educators can benefit from the technology.
Both are made to provide pen-based computing
at a reasonable price.
The search for an answer would lead him to the world of pen-based computing
(that's tablet PCs to you and me).
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Many vertical markets were accustomed to pen-based computing
, and saw the Tablet PC as giving them the flexibility of pen-based computing
plus access to all software that runs on Microsoft's XP operating system," said Brian O'Rourke, a senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR.
Rough versions of pen-based computing
are already available, making it possible to store hand-written documents on a computer.
The Tablet PC also enables users to use pen-based computing
to write memos directly on to the device's screen and share their information in real-time through the use of IP telephony and data switching functions.
There have been many attempts at pen-based computing
, but hard-to-use handwriting recognition programs and hefty price tags have hindered the popularity of these devices.
This year, Microsoft will roll out a separate advanced media player for existing Windows users, the Tablet PC for mobile pen-based computing
and Mira, a wireless monitor that can be detached and used away from the desk to access the computer.
Unlike pen tablets, drawing/sketching software packages or other pen-based computing
solutions, Informal Software's unique "Informal Interface" enables actual electronic writing that is compatible with existing applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to allow business professionals and consumers alike to interact with a personal computer in a more natural and intuitive manner.