Notebook Review has posted an interview with Todd Smith, Director of Product Marketing for Toshiba of Canada. Nice interview and there was also a little tid-bit of information concerning MIDs and UMPC’s. Read the full interview over on the Notebook Review site.
On the subject of Ultra Mobile PCs:
Andrew asks: What are your thoughts on this new push for budget $300 / $400 laptops such as the Asus Eee PC and Everex Cloudbook, will Toshiba start competing here?
A: That’s a great question. We strive to be a leader in providing the latest and greatest technology. If we find the market to be moving towards this trend, then we will find a way to provide these laptops to our customers.
He also asks: What about the UMPC form factor, Toshiba was one of the first ever companies to produce laptops and then Tablet PCs, why didn’t they push the envelope here too?
A: We actually created a UMPC form factor as demonstrated at CES 2008 but no decisions have been made on when this will be available to the public. Stay tuned!
Stay Tuned?? Let’s hope it’s soon! The more players the better!