Intel have been holding their annual Developers' Forum in San Francisco this week, and quite a few prototypes and commercial products have come out to play. Of the former, most exciting seems to be the UrbanMax Tablet PC
concept; of the latter, Viliv's S5 MID
and S7 UMPC
both promise to crank the netbook market up a gear or two.
That's probably not what Acer want to hear; the company has snipped pricing
off of their Aspire One netbook, presumably remembering (only a little late) that the ultraportables are meant to be cheap. Not far from the shelves, Fujitsu's Amilo Mini
and Dell's Inspiron 910
continued to leak information
, but still no official word from the tongue-tied companies themselves.