New Intel-based UMPCs coming

UMPC Portal is reporting that four new Intel-based UMPCs will be unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing and April. All will use the Intel McCaslin architecture which uses CPUs optimized for UMPC devices and the GMA950 GPU. This architecture is already used by the Sasmsung Q1 Ultra.

The first device focuses on navigation and comes with an 800 x 480 display (possibly 4.3-inch) and a sliding keyboard. It will also come with integrated GPS. It’s not known which manufacturer will release this device.

The second device features a 4.8-inch twist-screen (size could still change) running a resolution of 800 x 480. It will come with a bigger keyboard than the first device.

Details on the last two devices are slim. One will be semi-rugged UMPC and the last will feature a removable Bluetooth keyboard.

Pricing and availability information will come when the devices are announced.

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