We’ve seen this coming for quite some time. Archos, well know for their portable media players (PMP) has been slowly adding more and more features like WiFi and encroaching on the line that separates PMPs from Tablets, UMPCS, MIDs, Netbooks, etc… In fact they released a Netbook a short while ago. Now, the Archos 9PCTablet […]
Yesterday the Intertubes were ripe with a rumor that Dell is working on a Mobile Internet Device using an ARM based processor. Yawn. Just about everyone is working on some form of Mobile Internet Device these days and just about everyone is working on one with chips from Intel, ARM chips, and NVidia’s platform. And […]
It’s just a tip at this point so don’t hold your breath, but UMPC Portal is reporting that the Kohjinsha SK3 UMPC will be announced this week. It’s predecessor, The Kohjinsha SC3 was one of the few UMPCs that followed the convertible Tablet mode and came with a keyboard. The newer SK3 will keep that […]
Along with the tablet they showed us earlier, jkkmobile has posted video demos of a couple more mobile computers today (and other portable PCs too), the Dmedia WiMax MID and Compal KAX15 UMPC. The Dmedia device is packing WiMax connectivity (obviously), but its other noteworthy feature is a big camera lens on the back capable […]
III showed off Frankestein device at Computex that’s part netbook and part UMPC. They took an HP Mini 1000, gutted it and replaced its stock components with a VIA C-7 processor. They chopped off the display and replaced it with a slate-style device that runs on an ARM processor and Android. This device is obviously […]
Clevo slid under our radars again with their new TN70M available now for purchase. In March 2008, we missed the TN120R announcement, which turned out to be a 12.1Ã¢â‚¬Â convertible tablet that was very customizable. The TN70M is Clevo’s latest foray into the realm of convertible tablets, this time competitively flirting with Asus’ upcoming T91 […]
It didn’t take long, but then it never does. jkkmobile, the King of Mobile Modding, is showing off how to mod the Viliv S5 by adding 3G and a SSD drive.
Well, if you excited about the Viliv S5 and want to know how Windows 7 works on this UMPC, jkkmobile can walk you through the install with this video and his notes.
There must be something about guys with those j and k initials and the Viliv S5 UMPC. Both James Kendrick and jkkmobile seem smitten with the device. jkkmobile has just put up a video review of the device which covers a great bit of detail. And Mr. Kendrick continues to show off how he’s using […]
News about OQO and their unlikely ability to bring the Model 02+ to market has got me thinking about what made OQO and their handheld computer so special and I’d like to share a few of those thoughts. Without a doubt, OQO defined ultra-mobile computing with their Model 02 / 2+: a 5″ device, a […]
Tablet PCs and UMPCs are alive and well in the land of down-under. What better way to show your support than become of Facebook fan of Hugo Ortega’s company TegaTech Australia. You’ll pickup some good links and follow all the good things Hugo and his company are doing. By the way, if you happen to […]
Just as the news about the Origamiportal being shut down is circulating, James Kendrck has perked up some interest in the UMPC form factor with the Viliv S5 Premium UMPC that he’s currently reviewing. I’ve long given up on the UMPC form factor as originally conceived but when jk starts raving about something it […]
Remember when all the talk was about UMPCs and folks were hitting up Microsoft’s OrigamiProject.com for all the latest hints and clues about what this new platform would bring us? It seems like eons ago, and a lot has happened in the mobile industry over the past several. Unfortunately, the UMPC concept never really took […]
If you want to know why we sometimes seem overwhelmed and just slightly insane as we cover Netbooks, UMPCs, MIDs, and other things mobile, go to this url from UMPCPortal and check out the picture. (The one accompanying this post doesn’t do it justice.) The URL will take you to a picture of all the […]
The UMPC concept seems all but gone, but maybe by adding some gold, some brass, and some Swarovsk jewels to a 7 inch form factor and charging $30,000 it might attract some buyers with cash to burn. I doubt it though. My doubts notwithstanding, somebody at Moneual thinks it might be worth it because they’ve […]