Notion Ink’s “Adam” tablet computer. A real competitor to Apple’s iPad. I may even be drawn to it if Apple doesn’t add such things as a camera or external port options.
A report of a speech by a Google’s European boss John Herlihy forecasting the future of information/computing devices, as reported on siliconrepublic.com:
Google believes that in three years or so desktops will give way to mobile as the primary screen from which most people will consume information and entertainment. Thatâ€™s according to Google Europe boss John Herlihy who said that smart phones enhance Googleâ€™s mission to make information universal.
Speaking at the Digital Landscapes conference at UCD, Herlihy said that the cloud-computing opportunity will make sure that every mobile device will be capable of doing rapid-scale applications.
â€œIn three years time, desktops will be irrelevant. In Japan, most research is done today on smart phones, not PCs,â€ Herlihy told a baffled audience, echoing comments by Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the recent GSM Association Mobile World Congress 2010 that everything the company will do going forward will be via a mobile lens, centring on the cloud, computing and connectivity.