It's becoming clearer and clearer that the UMPC is just a baby tablet and, like the tablet, will soon end up smeared in blood in an ER rather than smeared with peanut butter on your coffee table.

The folks at the Inquirer headed out to Computex and tried out a few UMPCs and found that the battery life is sub-par, the interface is difficult if useless, and they're really expensive. These three things have been solved before (Nokia 770 anyone?) yet MS, Intel, and the rest of the gang just don't seem to understand the issues involved.

No compromise from me on this, friends. UMPC is dead on the evolutionary vine.

Origami UMPCs are a disaster [TheInquirer]