The tablet PC market in the UK is dead. The big retailers like PC World here
don't even sell any tablet PCs. Go into most companies and you won't see any
tablets. I work in one of the UKs biggest banks and I have seen exactly one
tablet PC here. Guess who had it - the on site Microsoft representative.
To make this product mainstream I think the size and weight has to come
down. At the moment this is a geek product. No-one wants to walk around
carrying something the size and weight of an LCD TV.
I think tablets need to become filofax size and replace the Pocket PC
market. When are we going to see 7-8 inch tablets? The sony u750p is part
way there but the sony's screen at 6 inches is just that little bit too
small. Apart from that its a great product.
I'm expecting replies saying paper size screen is best for writing. Yes for
some people, especially IT companies where its cool to walk around with a
tablet. But to make these mainstream something has to change, and I think its
the size. 7, 8, even 9 inches, its all about the size. The products need to
look a lot cooler before people will use them in a mainstream way.