Chip maker Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon-powered laptops will beat Intel's Ultrabooks hands-down.
Asus is planning to take on Apple with a fuller featured Tablet that can do Flash.
Microsoft's Courier dual-screen clamshell slate could launch as early as 2011, according to rumours.
Sharp has announced a 5" slate-format device running Ubuntu 9.04.
An industry analyst believes that Nokia could be looking to re-enter the tablet marketplace and compete with Apple's iPad head on - possibly launching by Autumn this year.
HP's up-coming Slate has been teased in an official video - and a leaked briefing slide has provided the first look at its specifications in a side-by-side comparison with the iPad.
The BPhone smartphone has just launched in China, and it's an interesting hybrid of bulky smartphone and micro-miniaturised netbook-stroke-tablet PC.
Google has taken the wraps off its experimental new RSS interface, Reader Play - a highly visual system which is clearly aimed at touchscreen devices.
Likely similar in design to Nvidia's Tegra 2, with ARM Cortex-A9 core and OpenGL ES graphics.
Apple has launched the iPad tablet, just like everyone expected.
A photo showing front panel glass measuring 10" on the diagonal provides fuel for the rumours that Apple's upcoming tablet will be an oversized iPhone.
Steve Ballmer kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 with a keynote on what Microsoft has planned for us all this year. There's some good news for Xbox 360 owners, some developments in car-tech and a range of new types of PC.
Rumours are rife that Google is to announce a tablet device in partnership with hardware manufacturer HTC at CES - pre-empting Apple's own rumoured tablet device.
Archos is planning to update its Internet Media Tablet range with a new ultra-slim device running Google's open-source Android OS.