Fall 2002 IDF - Day 2
Today at the Fall 2002 IDF, we spent our time talking with companies about products and learning about the direction that each of them would take to deliver on the mission that Intel outlined in the keynote address on
Many companies have already developed a clear strategy on how they are going to deliver on the assignments that Intel has given them. Others prefer to march to their own drummer and are adopting strategies that best suit their own agendas. However, the bottom line is that progress must continue and business must move forward. Of course, in order to do this, companies are forced to find innovative solutions to problems, and to find customers that want to buy these solutions.
It might sound like a cat-and-mouse approach, but the honest truth is that what the industry really needs is to generate a buzz in order to get customers to buy products once again. While many companies have fallen on hard times, things still seem rather upbeat when talking with many of the companies that we met with today. No one is throwing in the towel just yet, but there is much work to be done to get people excited about buying again, so companies are making every effort to grab the attention of potential customers.
A ViewSonic View
When you think of ViewSonic, what comes to mind? Well if you answered monitors, you are only half right. We spent a great time talking with Viewsonic about what they are doing. ViewSonic is very excited about their move into Tablet PC technology.
The V1100 is powered by 866MHz Pentium IIIm. It comes with 256MB of RAM and is expandable to 512MB of RAM. They will ship with a 20GB hard drive, which is a standard 9.5 mm 2.5" IDE drive, so expansion is possible. The V1100 features built-in 802.11b MiniPCI Wireless, a 56K Modem, 10/100 LAN, one Type II PC Card Slot, one Compact Flash Slot, AC 97 Audio, a four-cell Lithium Ion battery, USB and 1394 Firewire.