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 got my attention. There was also some interesting discussion of his on the recent MobileTechRoundup podcast.
Seeing pictures of this with a Stowaway BlueTooth Keyboard left me nostalgic, that’s for sure. I’ve still got mine lying around somewhere and really enjoyed using it and something tells me that those keyboards will become collectors items sometime in the future. I’m anxious to see how jk’s further experiences go with this. That said, I’m still not convinced there’s much of a market out there for this type of device whether we call it a UMPC or a MID given the way things are going these days, but you never know.