A Canadian battery manufacturer reckons it can produce an XP Tablet PC with up to 16 hours' untethered life.
The company, formerly known as ElectroFuel Inc. is best known for its lithium ion batteries, and claims its 'Scribbler' tablet can last between 10-16 hours on a 100W charge, running on an 866Mhz mobile PIII processor. According to this report, the company has chosen a 275x223 mm form factor smaller than the typical notebook. But that could be a canny choice - Tablets are surely as likely to be used for reading content as much as "content creation", and so a full-sized keyboard or an absurdly large 15" screen are overkill.
Electrovaya made the announcement a fortnight ago, and the news only percolated around the specialist sites. However, it's the one we'd most like to see, when the Tablets are launched in earnest at this year's Comdex. ®
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