UMID M1 gets rebadged as Sagemcom Spiga PocketBook

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The UMID mbook M1 may not please everyone with its limited amount of RAM, non-standard ports, and lack of a pointing device, but something about its compact clamshell design is obviously compelling enough for other companies to rebrand the unit as their own.

First it was Kohjinsha, who chose one of the lower configurations and called it the PM series. And now it's French technology group Sagemcom, who hopes to begin selling the Spiga PocketBook, which is basically the 3G-enabled UMID with an 8GB SSD and 1.1GHz Intel Atom CPU, this month for €499 (~$742). If mobile operators and their data contracts become involved, the price of the device will of course be lower.

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Why anyone would buy one of the rebrands when the "real" UMID is available for a similar cost with a faster processor (1.33GHz), more internal storage (32GB), and a lovely black casing is anyone's guess.

:: Visit the UMID mbook M1 forum to connect with users and potential buyers, ask questions, and share tips ::

[TMCnet | MIDPC.fr]
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