Ed Driscoll

TABLET PCs: In case you

TABLET PCs: In case you haven’t noticed already, Microsoft lately is really pushing tablet PCs as The Next Big Thing. David Strom of Internet Week looks at the tablets’ pluses and minuses.

I’ve tested a few tablet PCs–both at CES, and Candlestick Park, when 3Com had the naming rights, and briefly had the stadium running 802.11, and was leasing wireless Hitachi tablet PCs in the luxury suites during 49ers games. Near term, I’m pretty skeptical of tablets achieving real success, but my opinion may be tainted after watching Internet appliances hyped to gills, only to see them quickly fail, a couple of years ago.