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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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Crunchpad Tablet pictures leaked

Crunchpad Tablet pictures leaked

Wired managed to save some photos of a new tablet that Web 2.0 personality Michael Arrington is producing. These photos were leaked and were up for a short period of time before they were taken down, one assumes, at the request of Mr. Arrington. The Crunchpad is a low-cost device that features a large touchscreen display, and low-end components that run a specially designed version of Linux. Crunchpads would compete directly with netbooks, offering consumers a keyboard-less option for accessing the internet on the go and for running software like Skype.

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Samsung NP-Q1EX UMPC revealed

Samsung NP-Q1EX UMPC revealed

The next model in Samsung's UMPC range, the Samsung NP-Q1EX, has been revealed, after the 7-inch touchscreen device was spotted at the FCC.  Dropping the QWERTY thumb-board from the Q1 Ultra, the Q1EX gets a slimmed-down casing, VIA's 1.2GHz Nano ULV U2500 processor and Chrome9 HC graphics, 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 RAM and an integrated SiRF Star GPS receiver.

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Multitouch 7 and 12-inch panels in 2H09 say EETI

Multitouch 7 and 12-inch panels in 2H09 say EETI

Netbooks, UMPCs and ultraportable notebooks with capacitive touchscreens could be just around the corner, as manufacturer Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) plans to begin shipping 7- and 12-inch capacitive panels in the second half of 2009.  According to company president Mei Tsai, shipments will increase as client validation progresses.