The move would certainly be a logical one for HTC, which last year launched 'Universal', a 3G PDA phone handset with a fold-up-and-rotate 640 x 480 display and a QWERTY keypad. HTC has also shipped handsets with slide-out QWERTY keypads. Any of these designs could feasibly be scaled up to UMPC size, and with a suitably powerful but low power consumption CPU you'd have a solid alternative to the likes of the OQO and Samsung's Q1.
HTPC to launch UMPC smartphone combo next year
Posted on Monday, Nov 20 2006 @ 04:26 CET by LSDsmurf
In 2007 HTC may release a ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) with phone capabilities: