announces HandPortal for the Ultra Mobile PC

We’ve got the first bit of Ultra Mobile PC software news, even before the CeBit announcement.


MobileKinetics has just launched their website, , and is announcing their flagship application, HandPortal, designed specifically for the new Ultra Mobile PC. According to the news section on their site, Bill Gates will be talking about Mobile Kinetics during his keynote address.

There are not any screen shots of HandPortal on the site yet, but I’m told that they will be coming soon.

If you visit their website, you can be entered into a drawing to win your own Ultra Mobile PC and some Handango gift certificates,  by subscribing to their newsletter. Their press release is below.


Mobile Kinetics is a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Tablet PC ISV Partner focused on delivering lifestyle applications for the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) platform.


The flagship application, HandPortal, revolutionizes the way users interact with personal computing in a mobile environment.   HandPortal provides instant access to frequently used tools and information in an ultra portable, easy to use touch screen environment. 


HandPortal users will enjoy rich functionality such as:



  • Stay entertained with ““multimedia anywhere” capabilities such as a music, podcasts, and videos as well as integration with Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition (Windows MCE)
  • Stay connected with email, instant messaging and voice (VOIP)
  • Stay informed with live information feeds for news, weather, sports, traffic and entertainment that work in both online and offline modes
  • Stay organized with instant access to appointments, tasks, alarms and even grocery lists!


For additional information, and the opportunity to win an Ultra-Mobile PC, please visit or contact us at [email protected]