And we keep posting news about new UMPCs coming soon. The SR569 is a new rugged UMPC that uses a VIA processor. There is only one this that’s not clear to me: Why XP Embedded when from the point of view of Hardware this machine can handle even Windows 7 when it’s released?

Samwell has adopted Via’s Nano processor for a new UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) that runs Windows XP Embedded. The Ruggedbook SR659 includes a seven-inch touchscreen display, a fingerprint sensor, a 30GB hard disk drive, and both SD and PCMCIA expansion slots, the company says.

Nano UMPC runs Windows XP Embedded