Ilium Software has announced that they will include Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) versions of all of their programs in their future product releases. The company is well known for its work in developing software for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone platforms.
This announcement makes Ilium Software the first major PDA software developer to embrace the new UMPC platform.
The UMPC, also known as Origami, was announced by Microsoft in March 2006. Ilium Software is working directly with Microsoft to bring UMPC compatible versions of their software to the consumer.
Ilium Software has been producing handheld and mobile software since 1997. Several of their titles are mobile platform best-sellers, as well as having won multiple industry awards. The UMPC platform has been the focus of a great deal of speculation and attention in the both the PDA and Windows communities, but the decision by Ilium Software to pursue the UMPC platform may provide an indication of the future direction of the mobile market.