Friday, September 28, 2007

Intel Menlow and VIA Mobile ITX, Size vs Size

VIA's Mobile ITX is 75 mm x 45 mm, powering UMPCs next year and Intels Menlow motherbords will outline the sizes for MIDs at 143 mm x 74 mm...

Is there something confusing about Intel's board being 3 times bigger?

Look at this video too see how tiny that VIA's board is

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Perfect example of performance CPU on UMPC

I have heard people complaining that Intel doesn't do faster CPUs for umpcs...

.. core 2 solo u2200 running at 1.2 GHz is pretty fast for a small mobile computer?

Sony put that on a package under 500g and with 3 hour battery life! If other oems would have balls, we could see these cpus on other umpcs too.... yep, they are expensive.. and sports cars cost more than wagons.

So stop wining about Intel and call your favorite oem to start making ultra mobile performance computers.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Asus R3 UMPC and Raon Digital Everun, Size vs Size

Same screen size and almost the same size housings... So is Everun a MID if you install Linux on it? And why Asus says "R3 UMPC" if it's a MID like Intel is telling us?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Switchback rugged UMPC on video

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FlipStart price drops to $1499

Still no word on hsdpa even it will be available in Europe soon..

Press Release

Details, news and comparison engine at

Monday, September 24, 2007

Official details of EB MIMD.. MID.. UMPC.

Details of it's buttons, camera, connectivity etc.

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Slide from IDF 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

DIRECTV SuperCast service on UMPC

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Thanks to Kevin at

Friday, September 21, 2007

Follow up on Asus R3 UMPC

If the screen is 4.8 inches it would mean it's about 160 mm x 80 mm... about the size of Sony PSP..

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889 x 488 pixels

2806 x 1518 pixels

Asus Eee PC 701 dissected

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Hmm.. ram and flash hd soldered....

More goodness here


ThoughtFix with tools again!

This time he ads SD card slot to his UMPC!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Moorestown based MID prototype on video

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Unleashing the Internet Experience. Intel IDF video

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Meet Asus R3 UMPC with Linux

Looks like 4.8 inch 1024 x 600 screen.. GPS icon near fingerprint reader..

UPDATED: Video after the jump.

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Showing Adobe AIR on it...

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Asus and BenQ MIDs at IDF 2007

4.8 inch screen, linux...

More info and pix here

Moorestown based MID prototype

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More pictures and info here

More intel MIDs and UMPCs at IDF 2007

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Monday, September 17, 2007

LifeBook® U810 now available

For $999. There is some options and accessories too... Docking Cradle for $80 and extra 4 cell battery for $80... not bad.

Hit the store

Nice gallery

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BenQ Mobile Internet Device on video

4.8 inch screen, linux.... but can we call it a umpc?

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See more Mobile Internet Devices

And remember to keep eye on Steve's coverage of all MIDs from IDF

Intel showing more MID prototypes

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School goes digital with UMPCs

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Thanks Islay ICT for sharing this

Video source

Article at BBC

OQO opens European product site, no info about HSDPA yet...

Hope they release their umpc with hsdpa soon as the real mobility depends on connectivity.

OQO e2 site

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Video showing Samsung SPH-P9200 UMPC folding

Next model should have 2 screens folding like the keyboard?

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Maybe a thumboard replacing those buttons?

Video source

Samsung Q1 Ultra specs still misleading

I have heard too many times people buying Q1 Ultra and getting it without bluetooth even it was printed on the sales ad and Samsung product site.

Continue reading...

Both Samsung Q1 Ultra microsite and official pdf states bluetooth on model NP-Q1UAY01 but customers are getting it without!!!

Samsung: Please clean your act and specsheets !!

Please pass this info to others. Let's push Samsung to correct their facts and customer service.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Navigon NavigatoR in da house

Got Navigon NavigatoR GPS software for testing on UMPC. This is the same software that comes with Samsung Q1 Ultra. So check back soon as video is coming...

Steve has a navigation software too!

Fujitsu U50XNX UMPC with HSDPA

HSDPA, the only way to fly!

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Fujitsu LifeBook U1010 marketing video

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Fujitsu LifeBook U1010 details

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PocketSurfer2 at IFA 2007

Updated with fancy leds and wifi.... Last time it was edge.. 640 x 240 and server side surfing just doesn't make me want it..

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Amtek T770 UMPC with SSD and HSDPA

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New stand

Back cover open

Hard drive of

IDE to cf adapter and usb hsdpa modem

all inside, sticker antenna on top center.