As you might have read on the portal, I took a holiday in Helsinki, Finland last week and co-incidentally it happens to be the home town of JKK a ultra mobile PC designer and blogger that I first met up with at CeBIT this year. It wouldn’t have been right if we hadn’t done a videocast and the result was an epic 100-minute discussion about the ultra mobile PC devices of 2006, the state of the market and some talk about future possibilities. We’re both very pleased with the resulting video.
Highlights include a mini review of 10 ultra mobile PC devices including a pre-origami ultra mobile PC from 2003 that not many people will have seen before, my statement that the best consumer focused ultra mobile PC is actually a smartphone and a large amount of praise for the Amtek T770 slate-style UMPC. We talk about how we hold ultra mobile PC devices, optimal screen sizes and resolutions and have some very passionate talk about user interfaces. Finally we talk about what Menlow and Mobile-ITX could bring. In the video you’ll see the Q1b, Q1P, N800, T700, T770, Coxion Webbook, Everun, R2H and Mobits VX-3.
The video is a single-take effort with pausing only to change memory cards and check battery life on the camera. Its raw but good! The YouTube version is shown below and there’s a 90MB downloadable WMV version available here.
Its long but worth-it. Even if we do say so ourselves :-)