Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 multitouch MID coming January [Updated]

Dec 3, 2009
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Fujitsu have always been partial to tiny computers - the LifeBook U8x0 series still rank as some of the most appealing UMPCs around - and their latest model certainly looks endearing at first glance.  The Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 has a more traditional clamshell form-factor than the mini-convertibles in the company's back-catalog, but more than makes up with it with a 5.6-inch sunlight-readable WXGA multitouch display, 62GB SSD and optional integrated 3.5G WWAN.

Update: Pricing and more photos added after the cut

The whole thing is kept chugging along with an Intel Atom Z530 processor, along with WiFi and Bluetooth, and there's a webcam and stereo microphone array too.  The whole thing measures 20.4 x 10.65 x 2.4 cm and weighs around 500g; OS is Windows 7.

Battery life is seemingly 3hrs - or can be extended by 3hrs by hitting the ECO button, it's not quite clear - and the UH900 will be available in black, red or gold.  No sign of a product page as yet, nor pricing, but the first model - which will lack integrated HSPA - is expected in January 2010; the 3G version will follow on shortly after.

Update: According to eprice it will retail for the equivalent of $1,417 in Hong Kong when it arrives on December 17th. [via UMPC Portal]

Press Release:

Fujitsu Unveils Smallest Multi-Touch Handheld PC with LifeBook UH900

Combining amazing engineering with the latest technology, Fujitsu presents the LifeBook UH900, delivering unprecedented mobility with complete PC performance capabilities and multi-touch feature. Featuring a 5.6-inch vivid glare screen and estimated to be the size of a long wallet, the 20.4cm x 10.65cm x 2.38cm ultra lightweight LifeBook UH900 has an unrivalled sleek design which can be easily slotted into a clutch bag or a pocket! With full wireless communications capabilities and also a 3.5G configuration, the LifeBook UH900 charts the epitome of ultraportables with full-featured PC performance.

Asia Pacific, December 02, 2009 — Fujitsu announces the release of LifeBook UH900, a handheld PC which promises to inject ultimate mobility with its ultra lightweight and über-sleek design. Featuring a generous 62GB solid-state drive (SSD) storage space and weighing less than 500g, the UH900 also boasts full Windows® 7 compatibility including multi-touch support, making it the ideal travelling companion.

“Always in the forefront of delivering the latest technology coupled with stylish design and user-friendly features, Fujitsu has answered to the needs of today’s consumers for ultra-mobile computing gadgets that exude convenience and style with the new LifeBook UH900. Meticulously engineered and thoughtfully designed, the UH900 raises the bar in addressing the demanding needs of being constantly on the move,” commented Mr Raymond Foo, Associate Vice President, Product Marketing and Engineering, Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific.

ULTRA COMPACT, ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT
Boasting cutting-edge technology, the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 weighs in barely at 500g, and is typically half the weight of a netbook. Less than an inch in thickness, the 20.4cm x 10.65cm body mimics the size of a long wallet and comfortably sits inside any handbags and even your pocket!

Viewing comfort is not compromised with the 5.6-inch vivid glare screen that is typically 60% to 80% (1) bigger than commercial mobile handsets.

FULL-FEATURED PC CAPABILITIES
Keeping up with the constant demand of mobility on-the-go, the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 is the perfect travel companion with its 5.6-inch vivid glare screen at 300nits brightness. Boasting a sunlight readable WXGA display with bonding technology, superb video viewing and text browsing outdoors will be an easy feat. Fully capable of displaying a full-width web page, the UH900 also supports all windows-based pages including flash animation and forms-filling.

Thoughtfully designed to outperform in PC convenience, the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900’s mobility is further exemplified with its 5 thumb-controlled Touch Buttons panel at the flanks of the screen such as resolution change, ECO button for extending battery life up to 3 hours or to launch media programs, or you may program these 3 buttons to your favourite applications. Page up and down viewing is also made simple with a single touch of a button as well.

Combined with a thumb-glide point and buttons that substitutes the use of an external mouse, using the UH900 as a handheld will be a breeze. Besides supporting the new multi-touch capability for two finger touch output, the LifeBook UH900 also comes bundled with a pen for more precise input.

Not just a leisure gadget for casual tasking needs, the Intel® Atom™ Z530 processor powered LifeBook UH900 also serves as work-on-the-go companion with the ThinkFree Mobile software for easy access and editing of presentation slides, word documents and spreadsheets.

CONNECTIVITY - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
The LifeBook UH900 possesses a full suite of wireless connectivity and communication tools such as Bluetooth® support, web camera, stereo mic and with an additional integrated 3.5G technology configuration which allows high speed internet access, anytime, anywhere.
Featuring the Fujitsu DVD sharing application, wireless sharing of an external DVD from another PC is made effortlessly easy and location-free.

SMALL IN SIZE, BIG ON STYLE
Despite its amazing compact design, the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 exudes urban style with an art of sophistication. Coloured in Mocha Black, Fiery Red and Vintage Gold in glossy finish, the UH900 demonstrates an elegant flair with its silver outlines in understated brilliance.

Fujitsu remains firmly committed to the promotion of a cleaner environment and complies with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) across its entire range of products. In addition, Fujitsu has established a set of commitments that goes beyond RoHS requirements, thus allowing it to stay keenly focused on its customers’ health and well-being as well as to embrace a healthier environment for all. By adopting a green factory concept and being committed to the cause of energy-efficient computing, Fujitsu also fights to sustain the Earth as a sponsor and a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

(1) Reference is made to mobile handsets with screen sizes of 3.5-inch and 3-inch respectively.
The above information shows the general technical specifications of the product and does not represent actual configuration that would be sold in your region. For specific configurations and their availability, please check with your local distributors.

[via NetbookNews]


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