While the first generation (and second generation for that matter) of UMPCs fell well short of the bloated origami hype, Compal
sees big growth from Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs
) in 2008. According to DigiTimes
, this belief has prompted the giant, Taiwanese ODM to dedicate an entire team to the mobile platform unveiled by Intel
in April 2007. As such, MID devices will receive special attention, away from their laptop and UMPC efforts. If nothing else, we find it reassuring that somebody out there can understand the difference between a UMPC and MID device with such clarity.