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UMID mbook SE boosts BZ MID’s Atom CPU and doubles RAM

UMID mbook SE boosts BZ MID’s Atom CPU and doubles RAM

UMID has outed a special edition of their BZ ultraportable, the UMID mbook SE, boosting the CPU from the original 1.2GHZ Atom Z515 to a 1.6GHz Atom Z530, paired with 1GB of RAM and WiFi b/g/n.  Retained is the 32GB SSD, 4.8-inch 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.  The new model is already up for sale through at least one Korean retailer, priced at 698,000 SKW ($580).

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UMID mbook M1 MID lands at Dynamism from $599

UMID mbook M1 MID lands at Dynamism from $599

Importer Dynamism have announced that they will be selling the matte black version of UMID's mbook M1 MID, with preorders kicking off today and deliveries expected to begin from August 25th.  The compact clamshell has a 4.8-inch 1,024 x 600 touchscreen, together with the same Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz processor as in Viliv's popular S5 and X70 MIDs, and will retail from $599.

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.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2009

SlashGear has been hanging out with Google this week, at the I/O 2009 conference.  You can read our first day and second day highlights for the full details, but perhaps the most interesting news was Google's Wave demo for iPhone and Android, and Andy Rubin's confirmation that there should be 18-20 Android handsets on the market by the end of the year.  One of those is expected to be the HTC Hero; make sure to check out the promo video for the chin-heavy smartphone.

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