Toshiba MID called concept UMPC


While Intel continues to show the Toshiba MID in its Mobile Internet Display display, Toshiba itself is calling it a UMPC concept model. Whatever it is, the unit is being shown in several different colors and is even the star of its very own video demo. Regardless of whether the unnamed device ever makes it onto a store shelf, the proof of its existence (including the video) can be seen here.

Please excuse the shaky video. A tripod unfortunately wasn’t included in the Pocketables gear bag.












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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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5 thoughts on “Toshiba MID called concept UMPC

  • Avatar of ceswatcher7

    There are also some Linux based Toshiba UMPC Menlow concept units on display. The ones I saw were under glass and had a very different kind of interface. I asked about them and they told me it was a Linux version.

  • Any idea on a release date? Looks great!

  • They’re only concept units so there’s a good chance that they’ll never be released.

  • I was shocked at Toshiba’s prototype as that is a weak design that mainstream users will not buy. Large UMPC’s that can not fit into a jacket nor have a touch type keyboard have proven not to sell. Only 350K of all UMPC’s in 07′ were sold and that even included OQO but most were the large bulky 7″ devices like that appears to be.

    Toshiba should realize from being the leader in laptop sales that mainstream users just want a jacket pocket version of what they already make.

  • Avatar of moose8888

    Toshiba should come up with an improved version of Libretto U100 instead of this MID crap which I don’t think will sell.


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