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New Windows Tablet PC has Wi-Fi as only interface: Steve McLaughlin notes: There are no serial or parallel ports, just USB folks. And all Tablet PCs come with built-in 802.11b WiFi as standard.
Steve Outing on Starbucks and Tablet intersection: Steve's a noted commentator on electronic journalism of all sorts, and he points to the increasing likelihood of ubiquity of Wi-Fi access (or any kind of wireless access) where businesspeople work and travel and comingle as part of a trend that may finally bring news to a tablet-like newsreader. Like the Microsoft Windows Tablet PC. He points out the irony that devices like a tablet newsreader have been predicted for years, but that no one quite figured it wouldn't be a dedicated device, but rather an all-purpose computer.