Microsoft unveils Ultra Mobile PC concept designs

by admin May 26, 2006 at 7:33 am

Niche applications include media players and GPS navigation systems

Microsoft is pushing for Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) devices to be used for niche applications ranging from media players to GPS navigation systems and health monitors.

In a session at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Seattle, the company showed off concept designs for a series of devices performing such niche applications.

“The UMPC is a platform that enables us to reach people and markets that we could never dream of with desktop or mobile PCs,” said Seiya Ohta, a Microsoft hardware experience architect working on UMPC.

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