Rob Bushway of Tablet PC Buzz had the opportunity to interview Ben Thacker, HP’s Manager of the Specialized Products and Options Group. His interview sheds light on HP’s plans for the future of the Tablet PC and is a good insight into HP’s philosophy regarding the Tablet PC. From the interview:
…what I found in my data analysis was that tablet pc growth is right on target with the way new technology advances on the adapter curve line. When significant new technology enters a market, volume usually starts in the niche areas or in verticals. After 5-10 years, if the technology is good, it advances into mainstream areas.
Good to hear that HP is in for the long haul with the Tablet PC.