Analyst Sees Palm Developing a UMPC
After last week's revelation that Palm has had a linux project in the works over the past couple of years there was a good amount of speculation in the following discussion that Palm could have a Internet tablet/UMPC device in mind for this new platform. Vivek Arya a Merrill Lynch analyst covering Palm thinks that Palm's long hinted secret product from Jeff Hawkins could in fact be a UMPC. In Arya's latest report he states:
While details of Jeff’s speech are unknown, we believe he could announce a new Palm product. Given Palm’s traditional expertise in mobile computing, we believe the new product could be an Ultra Mobile PC - essentially a small ultra-portable laptop with wireless capability.
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