Looks like they have branded Uren V1 and added US and Canada maps for navigation..
Available for $1499.99.... uuuh.
"The only Ultra Mobile PC product that gives the user GPS navigation, Bluetooth and Windows, in a package smaller than a conventional laptop" ... we know that's not true.
Jensen NVX3000PC product page
Uren V1 details
Uren V1 unboxing
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
... or is it MID with phone features?
Jump to Pocketables to read more
Monday, October 29, 2007
Steve just shared his thoughts about Shift and now CoolSmartPhone.com got this shiny new UMPC. I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Click to see the preview video and the review
It's fun when phone guys start to talk about Shift, they always start by saying "It's not a phone!"
CoolSmartPhone's review of HTC Shift
Samsung is going strong on education markets. Few weeks ago I told you about Isley High School giving over 200 Q1Bs to students, but that was just the tip of the iceberg..
[ Samsung asked me to remove their slides ]
[ Those slides showed that they have great opportunities ]
Samsung looks like selling tens of thousands UMPCs to schools! And this is just in UK.
Samsung will not be alone there. Asus has entered to the markets with Eee PC and very attractive pricing. And others will follow...
So will UMPC success in education? I belive so. It's looking good so far.
If you need additional info about UMPCs in education, there is a wiki site you should visit.
Asus have been busy updating R2E support site. One of the updates show the HSDPA modem model as Sierra Wireless MC8775V, which has voice support.
I don't think UMPCs need voice support, but as a free option it's ok..
R2E has Intel's new A110 cpu running at 800Mhz, which should give better battery life. We will see that then...
This new model should be available soon.
"Following small panels used in 2007, 3.5- to 7-inch panels including 4.1-inch panels will be applied to ultra mobile PCs, for example, in 2008."
This one is must read if you are looking for convertible UMPC
Click to see the preview video and links
..and now read the full review
Here is my video review of the sister model, Kohjinsha SH6
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
WebGuide is one of my favorite software. I'm actually using it more than the Media Center itself. In this video I'm showing some of it's features, on UMPC of course.
Click to see the video
Get it! It's free!
"Asus is forging a new class of device with the Eee PC. Yes, you can get a laptop with a bigger screen and better specs for the same amount of money, but this machine wasn't designed to go toe-to-toe with bargain-basement Windows laptops..
"It's an excellent secondary computer for households with children, and it's a very good primary computer for novice PC users who never had the time or patience to master an operating system."
"We found the small seven-inch, 800 x 480-pixel display pretty easy on the eyes, especially when compared with Ultra-Mobile PCs like the OQO model 02 (5 inches) and FlipStart 1.0 (5.6 inches)"
"We'd also like to see Asus make the Eee PC mobile-broadband friendly--so you can surf beyond hotspot range--either by adding Bluetooth support (using a 3G cell phone as a modem) or by adding support for USB-powered modems."
Asus is actually prepping their accessories.
They clearly "got it".
Read the review
More Asus Eee PC coverage
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Palm foleo died...but some are missing it. Now i-Mate is rumored to make their own version, compatible with their phones. Hmm.. there is actually pretty simple way to make a "universal" device like that..
This is iPod video dock. It has bigger screen, video input and battery. Sells at $175.
Take that iPod away, add keyboard with bluetooth, and it could be used with any smart phone with bt and video out... for about $200.
But would we want/need one? If yes, what would be the optimal size?
10 inch screen like in Foleo? UMPC like 7 incher or should it be pocketable?
And should it have VGA in for small UMPCs like OQO and Everun?
Steve has been thinking something similar too... He just don't have the same 3d cad software I'm using..
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
More and more SSD drives are coming to markets so prices and availability is getting better. You should still be careful as some drives are too big for some UMPCs.
Here is Fujitsu U810, back panel open, old Toshiba drive still in.
As you can see, Sandisk SSD drive is higher than the original.
So you need to remove the metal casing to make it fit..
..and use some tape to keep it steady.
..and it's fast!
More about SSD drives
Monday, October 22, 2007
Unboxing, side by side with Samsung Q1 and ...
Click to see the video
Here is my review of the same umpc but with 3 cell battery and 600Mhz cpu..
Keep watching Kevin for the full review to compare these two.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Formula1, final race for the season... Best race ever... Live timing from umpc while watching... And the winner for the race and championship is Kimi Räikkönen from Finland !!
UPDATE: Looks like I wasn't the only one using online F1 services. Finnish internet traffic hit it's alltime record at the time of the race, being 33% more. Streaming sport events and live data seems to attract more and more people.
Posted by JKK at 2:37 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Specially that HSDPA modem and 6 cell extended battery looks interesting..
Click for full view
That 6 cell looks good. It could give about 5 to 7 hours battery life.. That modem is a bit bulky.. Looks like Huawei modem with Asus adapter.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Posted by JKK at 11:41 AM
Good hands-on preview with lot's of pix and details of this new UMPC... Looks like the WM6 part could run some apps even they are not on the today screen...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Hmm... It is smaller than N800! 4.13" WVGA display 800 x 480, Weight: 226 g, Size 128 mm x 72 mm x 14 mm, TI OMAP 2420, 400Mhz, 128mb ram, 256mb flash...
GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 ... host usb?
Official site now open
European product site open too
Click here to see the video
More videos at atmaspheric | endeavors
Not much info yet... Lets see how it will compare to x86 UMPCs.
UPDATE: I just got info from Nokia Flagship Store that it has upgraded cpu and memory. Integrated GPS is also confirmed.
Click here to see more
Nokia N810 Press Photos