UMID to show new MID at IDF this week


This year's IDF in San Francisco kicks off tomorrow and while a sneak peek inside the Intel Ultra Mobility Group's garage didn't reveal anything new, it certainly doesn't mean that the show will be a snoozefest of old products.

We know that Intel plans to use the event to reveal more details about Moorestown and will probably demonstrate some of the mediaphones we saw at Computex, as well as unveil new reference designs and prototypes, so even though release dates may be sketchy, there's a good chance that we'll get to see some new hardware.

In addition, you may remember last month's brief mention of the possibility that UMID would be showing a new model at IDF, too. A second-generation MID from UMID has been rumored to be in the works since February 2009, so a successor to the mbook M1 isn't completely out of left field. But will it really be there?

Thanks to an email I received from UMID over the weekend, we won't have to wait until anyone happens to stumble upon the new device to find out whether it really exists. The company has confirmed not only that they'll be showing the new MID at the event but also that it will be available in the US by the end of this year! I'm expecting press photos and official information later this week, though I suspect we'll find out just about everything we want to know before then.

Update: And here we go!

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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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