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Nova Mobile Systems, Inc., a leading mobile computer provider, today announced it will feature a new line of UMPC devices based on the Intel® Atom™ processor at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.The SideArm 2 is an Ultra Mobile PC that combines a 7" touch screen and a full qwerty keyboard. Less than 2 pounds, the SideArm 2 is easily carried all day in the field and still has computing power needed to get the job done. The Nova SideArm 2 features a daylight readable touch screen, full keyboard, all day battery life, and a... Read more...
The UMPC market is hot right now, thanks to innovations from numerous companies including Intel, VIA, Asus, HP, and many others.  VIA in particular has been focused on the low power, ultra mobile segment, as is evidenced by the company's current C7M and upcoming Isaiah processors, and their NanoBook UMD reference design.  And today, VIA is announcing a new addition to their portfolio of UMPC reference designs, dubbed the OpenBook. The VIA OpenBook is a 240mm(W) x 175mm(D) x 36.2mm(H) mini-note style UMPC that weighs in at a svelte 2.2lbs (1kg).  The unit offers up to 3 hours of battery... Read more...
Engadget's got pictures and specs of the soon to be released Hewlett-Packard Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, the 2133. HP's offering in the UMPC sweepstakes will garner lots of attention, of course, but I can't help looking at it, and many other units like it -- including even the OLPC charity notebook -- and think that it costs too much to be considered cheap, it's too big to be considered small, and it's too heavy to be considered light. When you get right down to it, they're just cramped laptops at laptop prices. Can we get Palm to fix the Foleo and put it back on the market? According to our... Read more...
This little palette of portable processing certainly won't compete with the likes of the Asus Eee PC or the XO-1 from OLPC from a price standpoint but if you're the type that likes to keep things diminutive, the new SR8 from Kohjinsha is impressive.  Built on Intel's S45GU chipset and sporting an 800MHz Intel A110 processor, along with 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 60GB hard drive, the SR8 is also the first UMPC of its size that sports an integrated DVD super multi-drive.  Its 7" TFT LED backlit touchscreen display runs at a native res of 1024X600 with a max resolution... Read more...
Apple certainly picked an excellent time to partner with Intel.  The two firms have worked together to deliver a wide range of products that have greatly improved the computing experience for “the rest of us.”It seems that the relationship between the two companies might spawn a completely new range of Apple products: Intel-powered UMPCs.“People familiar with the matter tell AppleInsider that Apple will soon emerge as one of the largest supporters of Intel's "Menlow" Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform -- the same platform the Santa Clara-based chipmaker has been harping about for the past... Read more...
It seems as if Intel has decided to develop SSDs for the growing UMPC crowd:“The Z-P140 PATA solid-state storage drives (SSDs) will be provided as an optional module to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to embed on motherboards made for the Menlow platform. The platform, designed for ultramobile PCs, also includes the Silverthorne processor and Poulsbo chipset. Menlow-based devices will ship in the first half of 2008, product line manager Don Larson said Friday at an event in San Francisco.”Initially only 2 GB and 4 GB parts will be available.  Connect 4 of these to a PATA intereface... Read more...
Everex is planning to offer a competitor to Asus' nifty EEE PC. The "Cloudbook" UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) will be available in early 2008. All you open source fans out there will be interested to hear it will ship with the gOS Google Apps optimized Linux distro.  Like the EEE PC, the Cloudbook will use a 7-inch WVGA (800x480) LCD display, along with an identical keyboard, albeit in a different color, our source close to the company said. That's where the similarities end, though. The EEE PC uses a 900MHz Celeron processor, whereas Cloudbook will use a Via C7 ULV (ultra-low voltage), clocked at... Read more...
Hello everyone.  We have just updated our poll and would like your opinion on a hot topic as of late.  Ever since Computex, where the Asus Eee PC was first unveiled, it seems that Ultra Mobile Devices (UMD) and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPC) have taken off in popularity.  Our Eee PC coverage, for example, continues to be popular even months after its release.   So, based on what you’ve seen and what you know about the current crop of UMDs and UMPCs, which do you think is the hottest product?  The Eee PC?  OQO model 002?  Vote in the poll and let us know. And if we missed a popular device that... Read more...
It seems that the world of mobile computing just gets more popular and devices get smaller and/or more powerful.  Now it appears that in addition to Intel joining the UMPC crowd with a long-term roadmap, AMD is planning to rise up to offer challenge: "Early last year, Microsoft revealed its ultra mobile computing platform. Smaller than a laptop but larger than a PDA, Microsoft's Origami project set the playing field for others to follow. At the time, Origami was positioned as an Internet browsing device with rudimentary multimedia capabilities. Unfortunately, the Origami project never materialized... Read more...
As laptop sales continue to soar it seems that the day of the UMPC might soon be upon us.  UMPCs are essentially scaled down laptops in both size and power, but completely capable of running normal OSes and applications (i.e. no need for Windows Mobile or a similar OS).It looks like MS has gone back to the drawing board with their take, Origami, and may be releasing a second generation spec soon.  Speaking of new specs it seems that the weight will likely be less than a pound and a half while packing could possibly include the following features: 1024x600 LED backlit screen (excellent... Read more...
If you're a gadget person, really petite, or a British MI6 operative, you'll really appreciate Intel's new UMPC platform: "Today, Intel officially confirmed its new platform at IDF. The McCaslin platform, which is now called the Intel Ultra Mobile Platform 2007 (IUMPC2007), will be used on both UMPC and MID platforms. Given their smaller size and lower price, MIDs will more than likely use the 600MHz A100 processor while UMPCs will use the faster 800MHz A110.   The A100 and A110 are built using a 90nm manufacturing process and feature 512KB of L2 cache. The processors are a derivative core based... Read more...
OQO already has a very impressive UMPC, but in an increasingly crowded market it seems that they've decided to upgrade it and offer the following: Vista support Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess technology built-in 5" Display with a native 800 by 480 resolution UniChrome Pro II IGP HDMI Port VIA C7M ULV processor Up to 1GB DDR2 Storage up to 60GB Bluetooth 2/0 EDR 802.11a/b/g "SAN FRANCISCO, February 5, 2007 - OQO Inc., mobile computing innovator and creator of the groundbreaking model 02 computer, today announced that OQO is now offering the model 02 computer with integrated EV-DO Wireless... Read more...
DigiTimes has the scoop on an new low-power AMD processor targeted at the Ultra Mobile PC market. The LX900 will reportedly be x86 compatible and run at 667MHz.  Power consumption numbers were not readily available, but considering the LX800 which runs at 800MHz consumes about 3.9W, it shouldn't be too high.  In the UMPC market, however, every fraction of a watt counts... "AMD is said to be launching the Geode LX 900 CPU with a clock speed of 667MHz in an attempt to boost its share in the ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) market, where competitors... Read more...
The foreign website PC Watch has posted some interesting shots of Intel's upcoming second generation UMPC design for your viewing pleasure. Although the text will require the use of your favorite online translator, the pictures and slides referenced in the article are universal. Overall, the reference platforms appear to be much more robust in terms of functionality. From the looks of things a Treo, a notebook, and a tablet PC spent some quality time together and are proud to announce the birth of their mutant-baby the 2nd gen UMPC. All kidding aside, the platform looks exceptional... Read more...
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