During CES, Intel's Mobile Internet Device Group displayed over 50 UMPC, MIDs, and Netbooks in its Intel Atom cafe. Some products, such as the OQO model 2+ you can order now. Other products were on display by ODMs like Compal, and in search of an OEM to produce. Other products, like the UMID M1, may be produced by an OEM - a hint was dropped about Samsung and availability by Q3 2009, but that was not an announcement. Nevertheless, the UMID M1 is an attractive clamshell PC and it is worth sharing its photos and specs.
UMID M1 Specifications
- 4.8" display
- 1024x600 display resolution
- Intel Atom processor Z5xx series
- 512MB and supports up to 1GB of memory
- 16GB SSD
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS option, HSDPA (regional), WiMax / WiBRO option, DVB-H, T-DMB, DAB, DVB-T option
- Windows XP Home or Windows Vista
UMID M1 prototype in white enclosure with white keypad. The keypad is standard QWERTY with reliance on function keys for extended use.
The UMID M1 comes with a stylus for you to use for navigation. This unit is running Windows XP Home. If it were running Windows Vista there would be access to Tablet technology, such as Microsoft Journal, TIP onscreen keyboard, etc.
Stylus storage area.
UMID M1 is extremely well balanced and can hold with little effort.
Power on button on far right, top of keypad. Wireless and bluetooth on / off button to the left.
What is the right way to hold and type? Thumbs.
SIM card slot on front, left.
Right side has USB port, audio jack, and power connector.
The UMID M1 has a touch screen (single point). You may navigate with a fingertip.
Pressing the Windows XP Start button with fingertip.
The UMID M1 is slightly larger than the Apple iPhone, yet runs a full operating system - Windows XP Home or Windows Vista.