Going towards 3rd generation of UMPCs a "one fits for all" device designs will need specially targeted sister models. That's why I'll be doing a series of targeted designs, starting with The Slate UMPC.
These 2 pictures are updates with scroll wheels and volume/brightness wheels
Slate UMPC needs to be thin and light. All design elements have their focus on using it with pen input, landscape and portrait.
My suggestions for base hardware:
1.20GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Solo Processor U2200
7 inch 1024 x 600 LED screen with active digitizer and soft touch with auto switch and auto rotation
Wifi and Bluetooth
Dual mode hardware buttons, user programmable, with application recognition
Pop-Up accessory base for webcam ( turns 180' ) or GPS
Integrated 2-way stand
Dimensions: 6.77 x 4.33 x 0.62 / 172 mm x 110 mm x 16 mm
Internal mini battery ( 10 minutes ) and hot swappable main battery ( 2+ hours )
Main battery size 100 mm x 60 mm x 10 mm ( easy to carry extra battery(ies))
WWAN, integrated EVDO or HSPA or Wimax
Any other must have features?
Tuesday, November 06, 2007