UMPCs on the runway

Q1ufc2006Wow. Aren’t the Samsung Q1 UMPCs getting popular! First their Best Buy distribution expands, then they appear (and sell out) on Woot, and now they’re a fashion statement.

At the Next Generation Computing Show ending tomorrow in Korea, one of the main attractions (if not the absolute highlight) is the UFC fashion show and competition. Mixed martial arts fans: UFC stands for Ubiquitous Fashionable Computer, so Chuck Lidell won’t be wearing this in his next Xyience ad.

Anyway, I don’t know if this UMPC number was part of the fashion show or the contest (does it really matter?), but there are six devices on the . . . uh . . . dress. Four on the front and two on the back. And unless you can access the Q1 ports through them, those shimmering tubes coming out of the shoulders are purely decorative. The sunhat features a dual-layered wide brim and some kind of solar panel/sun roof on the top for those times when electrical power isn’t available.

Check out more pictures at AVING USA and start tightening those purse strings. When this thing hits Macy’s, it’ll be pricey!

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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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