UMPC

HTC readies 7-inch UMPC for release

Htclogo No doubt part of the "cool stuff" HTC has up its sleeve this year is what the Taiwan-based company is calling the Mobile Office Device.

Already slated for a second-quarter launch, the device will sport a 7-inch display and enough oomph in the specs department for DigiTimes (again!) to dub it a UMPC. Actually, they’re calling it HTC’s second one, the Athena slash T-Mobile Ameo (Germany, Netherlands, and possibly elsewhere) slash Dopod U1000 (Asia) slash X7500 (other parts of Europe) being the first, of course.

Whether the much-abused "UMPC’ term is again being dragged on the floor remains to be seen, but based solely on screen size, I’d say the MOD/UMPC is much more likely to be running Vista than Crossbow. What do you think?

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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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