Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fujitsu shows UMPC with fold-out keyboard

The shape of things to come? Fujitsu are currently showing off some concepts for portable computing at Milan's Triennale di Milano - with their idea of how an ultra-mobile PC should look certainly drawing attention.

A long way from Samsung's Q1, rather than dispense with the traditional keyboard, Fujitsu have kept it, but made it compact and portable - keeping the size down to the equivalent of a CD case.

It's certainly a brave move, but one which will undoubtedly carry favour with the traditionalists and those of us who feel more comfortable with a keyboard as opposed to a stylus. Saying that, it does also limit your portable options - it's not something you can interact with easily whilst walking down a street or standing on a platform waiting for a train.

If you want to see it for yourself, along with other prototype Fujitsu designs, you'll have to head to Milan, where they're on display as part of a Japanese Design exhibition all this week.

From techdigest.com


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