Archives For March 2006
- PC World magazine is carrying news about still another Ultra-Mobile PC pending release on the market. Named the "SmartCaddie", this one is from PaceBook Japan, but the details are pretty sketchy.
Warner points us to a press release from Sling Media, announcing its support for the UMPC. Now this is the kind of application the UMPC was built for.
Today seems to be the day for news on TabletKiosks V-700 Ultra Mobile PC. TabletPc2.com / UltraMobilePCs.com has published an exclusive hands on review of the V-700 UMPC.
I just received an email from Tracy Hooten regarding StudentTabletPC.com. They are having temporary issues with their domain name, but should be back up in the next day or so.
Gizmodo has published a video review of Asus' R2H Ultra Mobile PC (via JkOnTheRun). Looks like a very nice UMPC - love the built-in camera and the brushed metal look! Interesting to see the Asus rep using his car keys to navigate the screen.
JkOnTheRun has the technical specs (as provided by Martin Smekal) on the V-700 Ultra Mobile PC by TabletKiosk. He also posts photos of the device, which confirms my earlier post about what the potential TabletKiosk UMPC would look like.
You've got to love it when 3 Tablet PC enthusiasts get together and make their discussion public in this special edition of Talk'n Tablet Downunder.
We have a couple of new Ultra Mobile PC website launches to alert you about: UltraMobilePCs.com (run by TabletPC2.com) is on the "slate" for a grand opening and has a couple of teaser articles.
Chris Pratley posts on his blog about how OneNote 2007 is Ultra Mobile PC “ready” as he talks about the “minimal UI mode” OneNote 2007 has a new mode we currently call "minimal UI mode" (insert sexy name here).
Lora posts another helpful entry on what developers can do right now to help position their company's applications for the Ultra Mobile PC.
If you remember my post from last week regarding the Ultra Mobile PC being demoed at the Blackboard Conference, I said that several of the apps mentioned to be built to run on the UMPC included Blackboard Backpack and GoBinder 2006.
On JkOnTheRun, Martin Smekal, CEO of TabletKiosk, provided an intriguing comment to a post on James site. Here is what he had to say: JK, Thank you first off for the positive words on our systems - our UMPC (V-700) - is NOT the Baja - the Baja platform is a 8....
abletFactory has just announced the availability of abletFoodCalc, a nutritional calculator for Ultra Mobile PCs that assists you in tracking the nutritional values of the foods you eat.
CNN has posted a nice video review on the Ultra Mobile PC. In the video, you can see the DialKeys keyboard at work. Marc Saltzman mentions that the thing most challenging the Ultra Mobile PC is going to battery life.
MobileKinetics.com has sent me some screen shots of their HandPortal application for the Ultra Mobile PC that I posted about last evening.
- Editorial content: Okay, so we have a new mobile computing device looming on the horizon (note I said looming, not in hand).
- I picked this really great analysis up from this post in Loren Heiny's blog this morning. Michael Gartenberg with Jupiter Research states that he has had an Ultra-Mobile PC for a "bit", and offers some very insightful comments on where this device is going to enter...
- Well, here at GottaBeMobile.com we want to provide you with more than just the standard press regurgitations, so I spent some time this morning looking for what is new for Ultra-Mobile PC devices (uhh, I guess it's all new but you get the point).
Microsoft has released the following guidelines as to what makes up the baseline specs for being called an Ultra Mobile PC: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 OS Approximately 7Ã¢â‚¬Â diagonal display (or smaller) Minimum 800 x 480 resolution Approximate...
- Robert Scoble has posted his video interview with Otto Berkes on Channel 9. It's like 37 minutes long, and will give you lots of insider info.
- Well, the sites are popping up out of the woodwork at Microsoft. If you go to : http://www.origamiproject.com/default.aspx You will get a look at the new Origami Project site.
Microsoft has just published their official press release on their Ultra Mobile PC (formally known as Origami). They feature some good Q & A's with Bill Mitchell, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows Mobile Platforms Division, that you might...
We have high res images of the Ultra Mobile PCs to be announced by Samsung. Click on the thumbnails to see the high res shots.
- Well, the final week of the www.origamiproject.com "teaser" is live and kicking! Head on over and see what it has to say! The most exciting aspect of this occurring is the realization that Ultra-Mobile PC computing is now a reality.
- Things are happening fast right now, but if you want LOTS of good information on Ultra-Mobile PC's and what Microsoft is saying about them, then you have to check out this site! On this site you will find lots of cool video, images of UMPC's, plus be able to get...
We've got the first bit of Ultra Mobile PC software news, even before the CeBit announcement. MobileKinetics has just launched their website, MobileKinetics.com , and is announcing their flagship application, HandPortal, designed specifically for the new Ultra M...
- Well, I had a good laugh a bit ago at Engadgets first look at the new Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC at Cebit. It would seem that someone with the level of experience sifting through product "spin" like the Engadget folks would have had a reasonable set of expectations...
I just received this notice from Agilix regarding potential data corruption issues for folks who had done beta testing for GoBinder 2006.
- This is an awesome video done by ZDNet. A really nice demo of some of the hardware features, but also some software demos. They also spend some time looking at actual functionality and feature set, and this really does demonstrate what the difference is between a r...
Josh Einstein has written a great article highlighting Windows Presentation Foundation (aka Avalon). If you are a developer focused on Tablet PC apps, take a read.
- Online News Writer Al Sacco posts this story from CIO.com that gives news of Samsung displaying a new Origami device at Cebit (see picture below).: "Samsung Electronics is showing the first device designed around Microsoft's Origami project at the CeBIT electroni...
- If you don't follow the Tablet PC Team blog, well -- you should! They do not make a ton of entries, but when they do, you know that the info comes from the actual guys making things happen on the Tablet PC OS.
TabletPCReviewSpot.com offers up another great review, this time of Fujitsu's ultra mobile P1510D Tablet PC. After playing with the P1510D at CES and the Mobile Brief, I found the tablet to very nice and light.
- Lora Heiny over at WhatIsNew.com pinged me a bit ago with information that CNBC was doing a spot on Origami. Lora recorded the audio and trancribed it on her blog here.