Seamless Wi-Fi S-Gen "UMPC": Now with Garmin Mobile XT and Windows Mobile 6

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Seamless Wi-Fi’s S-XGen, the "UMPC" sporting an award-winning concept design from 2003 (seriously) that has been in hiding since its CES 2007 debut has just emerged from the shadows . . . holding hands with Garmin (via GPS Obsessed).

No longer calling itself a UMPC but now renamed the S-Gen, the device’s new relationship means that the built-in GPS module will have Garmin Mobile XT maps to play with on its 20GB hard drive and 4-inch VGA touchscreen. In addition to the name change, the S-Gen has a new OS running on its 520MHz Intel PXA270 processor: Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. The rest of the unit’s features, which include triband GSM connectivity, 802.11a/b/g wi-fi, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and an SD/MMC slot, remain unchanged.

It isn’t clear whether the association with Garmin will affect pricing (it shouldn’t), but the S-Gen can currently be preordered directly from Seamless Wi-Fi for $1195. Forget the price; I can’t believe this thing still exists!

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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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