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HP Unveils Mobile Thin Client

That's right -- a mobile thin client.

Well, sort of mobile. It's not for the road warrior with millions of frequent flyer miles, Tad Bodeman, director of blade PC and thin client solutions for the HP Personal Systems Group, told RCPU. It's more for folks jumping from meeting to meeting.

"Folks that are working in a wireless campus environment -- this is targeted at them," Bodeman said. "They want to have a mobile device because they want to work at their desks, go from conference room to conference room for their meetings."

Sounds useful. Tad adds: "When you're not connected, there's nothing running on this mobile thin client," so a machine that's lost or stolen won't end up giving, say, thousands of Social Security numbers to somebody who really shouldn't have them.

All very good. But then, Bodeman said this of the new mobile thin client's users: "They want to go home, have dinner, log back in and do some more work at night or on the weekend."

Grr. Well, thank you very much, HP, for making that easier and safer to do. There go our weekends -- and weeknights!

Posted by Lee Pender on January 30, 2008


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