Motorola VC6096 handheld mobile computer

Motorola_vc6096When 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.

Oh.

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]
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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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