Fujitsu shows UMPC with fold-out keyboard

Fujitsuconcept1 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.

Fujitsuconcept2 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.

Triennale di Milano http://www.triennale.it/

Via The Register

More Fujitsu:
Fujitsu’s Amilo notebooks
Fujitsu’s Pocket LOOX C550

By Dave Walker | April 4th, 2006





Dave WalkerFujitsu shows UMPC with fold-out keyboard