I expect this is the first of many such announcements we are going to hear in the coming months. UMPCPortal is reporting that they received word that GigaByte is going to increase its Ultra-Mobile focus aiming for sales in the 200,000 range.
With the standard notebook market over competitive, Gigabyte will focus more on small- and medium-size panel devices to suit client demand. Basic notebooks will focus on adopting 7- to 9- inch panels, while pushing price and unique functions as the main selling points. UMPCs will focus on 7-inch panel-based sliding case devices. The company will also cooperate with telecommunication vendors to push out MID products with 5-inch panels and 3G communication functions, added the paper citing Richard Ma, vice president of the company, adding that the company also aims to enter the China retail market with its notebook products.
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