Raon didn't exactly knock it out of the park with its first foray into the UMPC market -- largely due to its curious decision that integrated WiFi and Bluetooth weren't all that important -- but it's now having another go at it, introducing its new-and-improved Everun UMPC. From the looks of it, the company is certainly off to the right start, with the Everun packing both WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 on the inside, along with integrated HSDPA or WiBro to round out your connectivity options. The device will also apparently come in a couple of different models, each boasting a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, a full QWERTY keypad, AMD LX900 or LX800 Geode processors, 30GB or 60GB hard drives (with a 6GB SSD drive an option on some models), and a promised 7 hours of battery life (or 11-12 hours with the optional expanded battery). Apparently, the device will also cost less than the company's previous Vega UMPC (which was just over $1,000), although Raon isn't specifying exactly how much less. We shouldn't have to wait too long to find out though, as it's reportedly set to be released in mid-July, though we're guessing some importing will be in order for those of us in North America.

[Via UMPC Portal, thanks Kornel T]

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Raon set to release Everun UMPC