Fujitsu Siemens Considering Ultra Mobile PC

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Last week, the wraps came off the first generation of Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs).

Three companies — Samsung, ASUS, and Founder — announced plans to release devices in this new category.

Today there is word that Fujitsu Siemens might join this group.

Raymond Foo, this company’s director of Product Marketing and Communications in the Asia Pacific region, told DigiTimes that talks are going on between Fujitsu Siemens and Microsoft about possibly creating a UMPC.

Not surprisingly, no additional details are available.

What’s a UMPC?

The Ultra Mobile PC is a new class of portable computers.

The goal is to create pocket-sized, inexpensive, Windows computers. These will have a constant wireless connection to the Internet and batteries capable of lasting for an entire day.

The first generation of UMPCs, though, will fall a bit short of this goal. The first three UMPCs will be too big to be easily pocketable and will cost about $800.

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