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Jul 29 2008   9:34PM GMT

Overheard: UMPC is ‘out’ – MID is ‘in’

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

mid.jpg Intel began to deemphasize the term UMPC in the Spring of 2008 and now prefers talking about “MID,” the Mobile Internet Device. Most of Intel-based MIDs currently under development are merely a better realization of the original UMPC concept.

UMPC.com website

MIDs aren’t tied to a Microsoft OS, either.

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