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Thursday, March 27, 2008

2 Whirlwind Days on the Microsoft Campus

Cert_GoldPrt_gold This week, I spent two days up in Seattle attending meetings at Microsoft which were set up by our OEM Account Manager. The purpose of this trip was to review our long term sales strategy and streamline our marketing campaigns to grow our business and further the visibility of TabletKiosk.

Looking back on the two days, the trip was an exhausting whirlwind of canceled flights (both ways, thank you United Airlines), intense meetings, product positioning, brainstorming and strategizing. In addition to all of the planning, we also had the the opportunity to spend valuable face time with key representatives from our target markets.

One of the most productive meetings we had was with Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health for Microsoft. Sitting with Dr. Crounse, we had the opportunity to discuss new areas for growth in healthcare technology as well as the still untapped opportunities for Tablet PCs in healthcare. I know that meetings like this do not happen everyday and I am extremely thankful for Dr. Crounse for sharing his time and thoughts with us.

We also spent some time with members of the Retail Industry team who provided valuable input about how our eo UMPC and Sahara Slate PC Tablet PCs can be most effectively integrated as retail hardware solutions. (They were especially intrigued by the eo i7300 prototype with the customizable modules which we previewed at CES...
No, we still do not have plans to sell our Tablet PCs into retail, but because of touch screen input and add-on accessories, our Tablet PCs make great mobile point of sale devices for retail and restaurants.

All in all, it was a tiring but incredibly productive 2 days. I look forward to our next visit. Just don't get me started about United Airlines...

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