Monday, May 21, 2007
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "OFF-TOPIC" @ 10:00 PM
WinHEC was a great event for UMPC enthusiasts - a number of drool-inducing devices were showcased (including the HTC Shift, and the new Fujitsu convertible UMPC), and some ideas were floated about new specifications that Microsoft were looking at. A lot of the subsequent reporting got their info source from the presentation by Vikram Madan, who didn't quite expect the reaction he got, hence the pic above. I'll take the news and blog coverage as a sign that interest in the UMPC form-factor has grown and people are starting to 'get it' - not quite ready for the mainstream, but getting beyond geekdom. It also helps that the 2nd Gen devices are more compelling in design and usability, which prompted a few mea culpa's from the press. I can't wait to see the Menlow devices next year!