Another UMPC introduction …
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. The interesting thing about this particular model is the choice of processors, which is the same as the recently announced TabletKiosk V700.
“PaceBlade Japan (PBJ) has launched an Origami device outfitted with the latest mobile processor from Via, the C7-M ULV, which runs at speeds from 1 GHz to 1.5 GHz. Via showed off the device, called the SmartCaddie, at a news conference here Friday”.
The Via C7-M ULV processor is being touted as an excellent solution for Ultra-Mobile PC’s. Here is a clip from the Via Technologies web site announcing this processor:
“As consumers lead increasingly mobile lifestyles, Ultra Mobile PCs will provide an exciting new solution that makes it easier to access digital content — such as movies and music — and connect to almost anyone, and accomplish virtually any task while on the go,” said Otto Berkes, general manager of the Mobile Platforms Division at Microsoft Corp. “The VIA C7-M ULV processor is enabling the production of smaller form factors that meet the needs of mobile consumers, while maintaining the functionality benefits of a full-sized Windows-based PC.”
We’ll pass on more info on this model as it is received.