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Intel Medfield smartphones tipped for 2011

Intel Medfield smartphones tipped for 2011

A recent Intel presentation has tipped the company's upcoming Medfield processor as destined for smartphones, rather than merely as the Atom replacement for netbooks and MIDs that the CPU has so far been assumed.  Intel expect "mainstream smartphones" using the 32nm Medfield in 2011, with the processor's smaller board size and reduced standby power both making it suitable for compact devices.

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Fujitsu U820 UMPC gets Windows 7 upgrade [Video]

Fujitsu U820 UMPC gets Windows 7 upgrade [Video]

The Windows 7 RC testing continues, and after we've seen how reasonably it runs on an Atom N270 netbook its time to turn to a slightly more niche gadget.  Fujitsu's U820 UMPC (aka the Loox U/B50N, aka the U2010) may be small enough to lose under a hamster, but it gets a new lease of life with Windows 7: Steve from UMPC Portal has been testing it out, and he's finding longer battery life, faster boot-up and improved touchscreen functionality versus Vista.

Demo video of Windows 7 on the U820 after the cut

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Eee PC Tablet mod: cheap UMPC

Eee PC Tablet mod: cheap UMPC

With the price of original ASUS Eee PC 7xx-series netbooks so low on eBay these days, it seems a great idea to revisit the concept of modding one into a small touchscreen UMPC.  That's just what EeeUser forum member Mark has done, turning his 701 into a handheld with 2GB of RAM and draft-n WiFi.

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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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eXpansys pulls newest model of OQO off web site

eXpansys pulls newest model of OQO off web site

The world's smallest full-featured PC is a title held by the OQO. It's a small UMPC that's been around for a few years, and OQO was due to release a follow up, the OQO Model 02+ early this year. However, due to financial troubles and other problems for the company, it looks like the OQO Model 02+ is not going to be released any time soon.

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