tablets stories

What a difference two months can make. After announcing it was deeply considering the idea of spinning off its PC division and getting out of the hardware game, HP's doing another 180, insisting it'll still make PCs and that it "needs to be in the tablet business."
We all dream of having the revolutionary idea that makes us successful. In fact, the number of patents filed each year almost doubles every ten years to almost half a million in 2010 alone. Unfortunately, being first to market with a new technology product, even a great product, doesn't necessarily guarantee success. For your enjoyment, we've compiled a list of "successful" technology firsts that weren't quite so successful in their original incarnation. Whether it was poor marketing, some supporting technology just wasn't "there" yet, or something unforeseen, you have to admire these brave first attempts. The lessons taught by these technological firsts is all the more apt on this, the day of the iPod's 10 birthday, considering the iPod itself followed in the footsteps of another, now forgotten MP3 player.
Various tech blogs have received invites from Amazon for a special press conference scheduled on September 28. Our natural instincts tell us Amazon's Kindle tablet will be officially unveiled to the public at that event. Barnes & Noble's Nook Color better brace itself.
After getting squeezed out of the iPhone and iPad world, Adobe Flash is getting smacked in the face, again. Microsoft's declared that the Metro (read: tablet) version of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will be a "plug-in free" browser. Instead, Microsoft will back HTML5 for its browser. Sorry, Adobe.