...by delivering a platform that's too small for true productivity and too large for genuine mobility, Microsoft ensured that the UMPC was pretty much dead on arrival
Hum... so this concept has being dying for more than 3 years already. Yes, because for the last 3 years Sony has been selling the U50/70 series and I don't think that Sony is that stupid to keep making a product without a market. Check this review published back in 2004 and compare what you see there with current UMPCs.
Definitely, I'm glad that I canceled my PC World subscription long time ago.