FlipStart says goodbye to UMPCs, hello to MIDs and smartphones

Flipstart_sold_outIf your economic stimulus rebate was earmarked for the FlipStart 1.0 UMPC, which entered the market at $1999 and was eventually marked down to $699, then I’m afraid you’ll need to start looking for something else. The mini clamshell is completely sold out.

According to UMPCPortal, FlipStart Labs is "retreating from the UMPC market" and refocusing its efforts on MIDs and smartphones. Corroborating earlier information that retail duties were being taken on by Dynamism, the official purchase page now points to the importer for a slew of FlipStart add-ons. Among the available accessories are the FlipStart Executive Pack ($179), FlipStart Rugged Pack ($99), and FlipStart Style Pack ($89).

So much for the FlipStart 2.0 . . .

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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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