Turn a Sony U-70 into a Tablet PC?

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sony_u70_2I’ve posted a few times about the Sony U-70 ultra-portable PC (UPC). It’s such an innovative design and amazing how they stuffed a whole notebook PC into a PDA form factor. The device appears to work quite well and favorable reviews are starting to roll in. I’ve been thinking about the U-70 a lot, as I tend to do when a really nice piece of mobile tech comes out. The only drawback I can see with the U-50/70 is not having the Tablet PC operating system installed. I don’t know why Sony chose to go with pen-enabled Windows XP instead, it doesn’t make sense to me. So I’ve been researching if it’s possible to put the Tablet PC OS on one of these little jewels. I’ll post here what I find and if anyone can contribute to this effort please feel free to add anything you can.

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jk

Update: an iCube representative is stating on a Yahoo group that he has Tablet OS working on both a U50 & U70:

From: “Muliadi Jeo”
Date: Sat Jun 5, 2004 2:48 am
Subject: Tablet OS works on new U

Tablet OS works on both U50 and U70. I am still testing on the unit
and having problem installing the Do VAIO software on the Tablet
tough. Other than that, most of the functionalities work.

Here are some links to see some of the screenshot from my U70

System Properties
http://www.myicube.com/pub/SonyU/TabletPC01.JPG

Virtual keyboard
http://www.myicube.com/pub/SonyU/VirtualKeyboard.JPG

Writing Pad
http://www.myicube.com/pub/SonyU/WritingPad.JPG

Windows Journal
http://www.myicube.com/pub/SonyU/WindowsJournal.jpg

Cheers.
Muliadi Jeo
ICUBE

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