Virtual Keyboard for UMPC
The Ultra-Mobile PC (often abbreviated UMPC) is a term for a small form factor PC and specification for tablet PCs. UMPC is a fully functional computer that runs the full version of Windows. The UMPC offers all the functionality of Windows with the additional Tablet and Touch Technology and delivers it in a form factor that is truly mobile. Users experience the same operating system with the same applications and features that are available on desktop and mobile PCs. UMPCs have enough processing power to support audio, video, and gaming, in addition to having rich support for browsing the internet as well as for other communication and networking applications.
The UMPC goes anywhere and can be used anytime, offering multiple input methods: touch screen, tablet pen, virtual keyboard (on-screen keyboard), speech, and optional Bluetooth or USB keyboard. In addition, several prototypes of "mounting solutions" have been previewed which permit the UMPC device to be mounted in the car, on the wall or attached to an adjustable arm.
As the units are so small, many UMPCs do not feature a physical keyboard (virtual keyboard only). With the electromagnetic digitizers common in most Tablet PCs today, you can see when the pen is close to the screen. But because the UMPC is a touch device, you cannot see when the tablet pen is close to the screen.
Users may be viewing in portrait or landscape mode. UMPCs generally have a widescreen aspect ratio.
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