Video: UMPC - Samsung Q1P demoed at CES
My Original Verdict of the Touch Pack for UMPC
I recently shot a video welcoming newcomers to UMPC Software – an out of the box experience. In this video I covered several topics of interest to the Tabletscape including the Microsoft Touch Pack for UMPC. For those of you that remain unaware of an Ultra-Mobile PC it may interest you to know that the Touch Pack was Microsoft's clever attempt to drive consumers towards finger-driven computing. Via the Touch Pack a UMPC user was able to navigate through a traditional Windows Explorer environment while using only their finger. You can download the tutorial here, or view more edtails of how the UMPC Touch Pack works here.
As it turns out I wasn't the only one supplying this feedback as Microsoft has heeded our concerns and is working on a new Touch Pack…for Vista. If you don’t want to look at the video my point was this, the Touch pack had no depth and lacked any real function.
It seems that one of the prerequisites of this new Touch Pack will be that you are running Windows Vista on your Ultra-Mobile PC of choice. This is probably a good thing and will force manufacturers such as ASUS, Samsung and more to develop better Vistagami (as they were quickly dubbed).
How sweet is the Media Player integration
Although I wasn’t at CES 2007, but I feel as though I was, two of my friends have covered this development very well. Warner Crocker of GottaBeMobile tells it like this, while 24hrs earlier Kevin C. Tofel (what’s the C. for mate?) tells it like this. Kevin was so ecstatic that he did a follow up post here. And No matter who you choose to follow on this scoop the results are the same, i.e. the application is declared a winner. For more information why not go to the heart of the