Why the UMPC will be successful

Daryl Burling has written on an excellent article on why he believes the UMPC will be successful. He touches on many of the same points I covered in my post, but goes into much more depth. He also gives some honest appraisals on issues that will give the UMPC some bumps along the road.


So the UMPC is about to hit store shelves.  Lots of people are wondering whether these devices will make any sense in the market and if they will sell at all.  Here’s my take for what it’s worth.

Looking at the platform design goals, there are four key advantages of the Ultra Mobile PC:


  • Full PC and internet capabilities
  • Location adaptability
  • Anytime connectivity
  • Ultra mobility

In this series I’ll look at each of these and try and figure out why this advantage is compelling.