Tom’s Hardware has a brief report and photo of a 15 ounce Newton-sized device running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition at:
The photo shows a device with thumb keyboard at the bottom and what looks like a Wacom type digitizing stylus on the table surface.
The device looks a bit top heavy to use the thumb keyboard comfortably.
But, I can see people leaning it against the edge of a table to use the thumb keyboard.
I would probably consider buying it.
But, then again, I also bought the Apple Newton and various versions of the Windows CE based Handheld PC :-)
The now gone and forgotten Handheld PC form factor with a clamshell design disappeared because people thought it was too big.
It looks like the smaller PDA (Palm OS and Pocket PC type devices) are now also seeing declining sales as people buy multifunction phones, iPods, and portable game consoles.
While this Newton-sized Tablet PC has obvious vertical market applications, I wonder if the general public will be interested in a size rejected as too larger in the past.
Would you buy a Newton-sized Tablet PC? I think I would if it were reasonably priced (under $1000… way under :-)