When Motorola popped up in my Google Blog Search feed for the "UMPC" term this morning, I clicked on the first link with great interest. I wondered how the company managed to sneak a UMPC into production unnoticed, when and why they even decided to join the fray, and what the GPS-equipped unit would look like.
Then the page loaded and the photo you see here appeared.
The Motorola VC6096 is actually just a rugged Windows Mobile 6.1 device "designed to help transportation and logistics providers achieve cost-effective compliance, maximize driver productivity, improve safety and vehicle utilization, reduce costs and improve customer service." Yes, it features a 6.5-inch screen, integrated 3.5G and Bluetooth, SD card slot, and a backlit QWERTY keyboard, but a UMPC it is not.[Motorola via GPS Obsessed]