10 new UMPCs in 2007?


As usual, the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will be bursting with all kinds of gadget goodness. Rumor has it that 6 to 10 brand new UMPCs are already prepping themselves for the frenzy of flashbulbs that awaits them at or around the same time as the 4-day tradeshow in January. A member of the UMPC team over at Microsoft revealed the info at a recent conference, so I assume the new devices are "official" UMPCs that meet Microsoft’s hardware requirements. If this is the case, then the anticipated WWAN-enabled OQO and Intel/Yahoo unit aren’t being included in the count, right?

Regardless of what (if anything) makes it to CES 2007, it looks like the UMPC market is here to stay. At least for another year, anyway.

[GottaBeMobile via Carrypad]
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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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