Fujitsu unveils U2010 Atom-based UMPC
Less than two weeks after the 3G Fujitsu LifeBook U810 mini notebook becomes finally available in the US, its Atom-based successor is outed by DigiTimes.
Scheduled for a summer launch in Taiwan, the new 1.34-pound Fujitsu U2010 bears a striking resemblance to the 1.56-pound unit it will likely phase out. The swiveling 5.6-inch touchscreen, biometric fingerprint sensor, and general design of the original U810 still make an appearance, but the second-gen UMPC is improved with integrated 3.5G and GPS modules and an extra row of keys on its QWERTY keyboard. Intended for the "high-end market," the U2010 is priced at NT$40K, which currently converts to about $1300.
I had a lot of good things to say about the U810 (full review here), so my hopes are high for the U2010. There’s no word yet on whether the unit will see a US release, but it will likely get a name change (and maybe a high-capacity battery if it doesn’t have one already) if it does. The U810, you may remember, is known as the LOOX U in Japan and the U1010 in other regions.