Samsung UMPC in the works?

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TG Daily first mentioned that several OEMs are hard at work on the Ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) that Microsoft told partners about a week or so ago. Samsung was listed as one of those OEMs working on a handheld device and this morning comes word (and a photo) of their device, reported to be announced at CeBIT in Germany in March. I find it interesting that this Samsung prototype, if it indeed is real, is a clamshell device making it a tiny convertible Tablet PC. It seems to me that a pure slate might be better for such a small form factor but time will tell. Doesn’t this device look a lot like the Sharp Zaurus Linux-based PDA?

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000

(via What is New)

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chris

It looks a lot like the 5 – 6 year old design for the Copmaq (Casio) Handheld PC that runs Win CE

jk

Lora, it’s hard to tell but I’ll bet it does based on the raised back lip that looks just as thick as the screen. It would be a huge mistake if it didn’t swivel, wouldn’t it. :)

Scotty

How about a 10″ LCD UMPC device that employs one of those thin film OLED/TFT panels that can bend and create a clam shell slate???

Now that I could fit in a pants pocket!

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