UMPC named one of year's scariest tech

Samsungq1It should come as no suprise when Sony’s flaming laptop batteries are included in a list of the "scariest tech of 2006," but it’s downright ridiculous to see ultramobile PCs alongside them. According to a recent article in Fortune magazine, the UMPCs are "doomed to wander in computing limbo forever" and "ideal for Hobbits, but not for humans." The market obviously isn’t without its share of naysayers, but come on!

The list also includes the Nintendo Wii "just for the name alone" and Amazon Unbox because its name is "sort of like undead."

I’m speechless.

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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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