UPOP PMP Resembles Sidekick Slide, Lacks Cellular

UPOP PMP Resembles Sidekick Slide, Lacks Cellular


What do you get when you take the design cues started by the Sidekick Slide and Pantech IM-U140, but strip them of any cellular technology whatsoever? Here’s the answer to a question that no one asked (up until a few seconds ago). The UPOP PMP features a large 4.8-inch (800 x 400) display that slides up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. If that stylus is any indication, this thing’s got a touchscreen too.

While it would be nice to have some sort of wireless radio for communication purposes — GSM, WiFi, Bluetooth, HSDPA, whatever — the UPOP PMP comes up short in this department. Instead, you can think of the UPOP device as fitting somewhere between a portable media player and a personal organizer. It gets powered by Windows CE 5.0 Professional, featuring a built-in dictionary, Office applications, audio/video recording, and a wide range of multimedia support (DivX, DAT, VOB, AC3, OGG, etc.). You also get 30 or 60GB of space, in addition to the SD card slot.

If only it had WiFi, then the UPOP PMP just may be able to compete against the Asus Eee PC.