French competitor of Nokia N810


Looks like French company SFR is gonna to release a competitor of Nokia N810. Its new device sports an 800 x 480 touchscreen display, an 800MHz Atom CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of flash memory, Bluetooth, WiFi, a VGA webcam, 3 megapixel camera, and a keyboard. The biggest advantage of that device is 3G connectivity. You should pay €19.90 or €24.90 per month and get unlimited data.

The SRF MID is run Linux and will sell for €249 (€349 with a €100 rebate). There is no any information about date of its release.

[via Engadget]

Samsung’s Q1 Ultra released
Yesterday Samsung released a second generation its UMPC Q1 Ultra. It was done exactly a year after the Q1 first arrived on shelves 7th May 2006.
The Q1 Ultra UMPC features the new Intel Ultra Mobile Processor running at a clock speed of 600 or 800 MHz, along with 1 GB of high speed DDR2 system memory. Aslo the Q1 Ultra is equipped with a seven-inch wide WSVGA LCD touch screen that boasts a native, high-resolution of 1024 x 600. The new, LED backlit LCD supports 300nits of brightness, making the Q1 Ultra ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The Q1 Ultra supports a minimum of 4.5 hours of continuous run time. The Q1 Ultra continues to push the connectivity boundaries, by including integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and the factory optional 3.5G HSDPA cellular modem. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Tablet Edition operating systems are supported, enabling full PC compatibility with all applications.
The Q1 Ultra has not only exciting features but also it’s tagged at good price – $799 only (the previous model cost more than $1000!). So, it’s good tendency!

[via Engadget]

The next generation of UMPC


Japanese company Kohjisha announced a new mini-PC – SA1F00A. Basically, it isn’t UMPC but it may be a good competitor for it. SA1F00A features AMD’s 500MHz Geode LX800 CPU, a 7-inch 800×480 touch-sensitive display, up to 1GB of memory and 80GB of disk, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 3-in-1 memory card and CF card slots, and respectable 5-hour battery with a 2.2-hour full recharge. It measures just 218 x 163 x 25.4mm and it weighs 960-grams. The price of the mini-PC is tagged by $754 for 40GB and $930 for 80GB HDD respectively. It’s less than the price of most popular UMPC on the market. So, SA1F00A has every prospect of success.

[via Engadget]

Tablet PCs Wiki

Tablet PCs wiki is started. It might be interesting for both beginners and professionals who likes UMPC and want to get more infomation or share experience:

This is a place where you can find, add, and edit knowledge about your Mobile Technologies. The initial focus is on Tablet PCs, Ultra Mobile PCs (Origami) and Media Center PCs. As various technologies converge, we may see articles on other gear, but for now our focus will be on Windows Tablet and Touch Technologies.

eo v7110 vs Nokia 770

I came across this post about comparison Origami UMPC eo v7110 and Linux-based Internet Tablet Nokia 770:

The Nokia 770, coupled with a Brando case and a ThinkOutside Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard is now my “go everywhere” machine. It’s always in my pocket or geek bag. It can even mount to my windshield for GPS use – something I never expect to do with my TabletKiosk eo. However, it is not the end of my portable computing needs.
The TabletKiosk eo v7110 has wholly replaced my laptop for all my mobile computing needs. Indeed, my laptop hasn’t left the desk since the eo arrived. Again, coupled with the Stowaway keyboard, I can now do all my research, reading, and writing on the road (at the local internet cafe) on my eo.