The application launcher that came with the first UMPCs last year was quick and easy to use, but once you made your choice the user interface became decidedly less, “fat-finger-friendly.” Thankfully people like Jeremy White and Emily Rimas on the UMPC development team have been hard at work at extending the comfort of using your fingers to move around the device.
The media experience on a UMPC has improved dramatically. Listening to music, displaying photo slideshows, and watching videos are all now extremely fat-finger-friendly. The scroll bars, window buttons, and general navigation are also easier to manipulate sans stylus. In addition, the team worked with the kids who build Microsoft Reader in order to make reading digital books easier. Not only is the UMPC grown into a more capable media device, but now it runs Vista too!