I tried out three of the UMPCs that Taiwan's manufacturers were showing at Computex in Taipei, and talked to some of the people who worked on them and are now trying to sell them.More info over here.
My impression of each of these mobile tablet PCs was the same: they're a bundle of compromises. They try to fill a lot of different roles, but are second best at all of them. The manufacturers have made a valiant first effort, but Microsoft's UMPC blueprint is not ready to be turned into a viable product.
Microsoft Origami UMPCs a huge flop
Posted on Monday, Jun 12 2006 @ 12:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck