Sony UX Micro PC is best-selling handtop

Ux280pThat’s what Richard Shim said, anyway. In a CNET article about the upcoming crop of Vistagami UMPCs set to sprout at next month’s CES, the IDC analyst noted that the best-selling handtops are the Sony UX series, which aren’t even part of Microsoft’s Origami class. According to Shim, Sony determined their target consumer, "built a device that audience wanted, and . . . set it at a price point that audience wouldn’t mind paying for."

Now, it’s no secret that I love my UX180P, but I can’t help but doubt Shim’s claims about its popularity (Casino Royale didn’t spur that many sales, did it?).

I think the Asus R2H is considered to be one of the most successful UMPCs around and it sold at least 40,000 units since September. I don’t know about the other models in the UX line-up (and there are several), but I believe Sony Style received only 750 UX180Ps for its launch in July. And it was replaced with the UX280P within two months, which isn’t the typical route a selling-like-hotcakes product takes.

In any case, it’s always nice to see the UX getting some attention.

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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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