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UMID confirm M1 black coming September; new model at IDF San Francisco

UMID confirm M1 black coming September; new model at IDF San Francisco

UMID's M1 mbook MID has fallen of the radar over the past few months, having made plenty of headlines and even clinched the title of "best UMPC available" from at least one reviewer.  Over at UMPC Portal they've been talking with the Korean company, who apparently are yet to reach quantity shipping due to LCD shortages; that milestone should be met in September this year, with both white and black models produced in bulk.  They've also dropped a few hints about upcoming model refreshes.

UMID M1 MID pros & cons: “best UMPC available”?

UMID M1 MID pros & cons: “best UMPC available”?

If the UMID M1 has shown us anything, it's that no one device can be everything for every person.  The 4.8-inch touchscreen clamshell MID has come in for praise over its compact size, speedy components and lengthy battery, but concerns over keyboard usability and build quality have left some uncertain.  Over at UMPC Portal, our friend Steve has been summing up the M1

Seven-minute UMID M1 overview video after the cut

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UMID M1 MID: XP boot in just 30 seconds

UMID M1 MID: XP boot in just 30 seconds

One of the biggest issues consumers have had with MID and UMPC devices is start-time.  Linux offers a speedy boot - down to just 5 seconds if you fettle it right - but lacks user-familiarity for entry-level buyers, while Windows XP satisfies on the latter but tends to miss out on the former.  That's why we're glad to see the UMID M1 MID can hit an XP desktop in just 30 seconds from a cold start.

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UMID M1 import hits $750 for non-3G XP MID

UMID M1 import hits $750 for non-3G XP MID

We've a definite soft-spot for the UMID M1 here at SlashGear, but with the company themselves dragging their feet on official US and European sales, and import prices riding ever higher, it's hard to see the clamshell MID ever finding its niche.  Australian-based importer Justek have tweaked the pricing on the non-HSDPA version of the M1, but for US customers it's still in excess of $660.

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