The world\u2019s largest contract laptop PC maker is branching out into ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), using a reference design from Intel and Internet software from Yahoo.Intel executives showed off the UMPC made by Quanta Computer at the Fall Intel Developer Forum in Taipei on Monday. The new device is a sign Intel and other backers of the UMPC design are gaining further support from hardware makers globally, which will increase the variety of devices available as well as their functions. More UMPC contenders should also help drive down prices through market competition. The ultra-mobile PC is Quanta\u2019s first. It will be the second Taiwanese company to enter the market, following the launch of Asustek Computer\u2019s R2H last month.Quanta\u2019s new UMPC runs Yahoo\u2019s Go for ultra-mobiles, a joint software effort with Intel designed to deliver digital entertainment on devices that use Intel Viiv technology, including Go TV, and Yahoo photos, music and other content. Intel did not say which specific functions the ultra-mobile PC version of Go includes.The device runs on Microsoft\u2019s Windows XP Tablet Edition OS.Mooly Eden, Intel\u2019s general manager for the mobile platform group, declined to disclose further details about the device, and Quanta Computer officials could not immediately be reached for comment.-Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service (Taipei Bureau)Related Links:\n\nVia Offers HDTV Chipset for Tiny Devices\n\nSierra Adds 3G to Intel Ultra-Mobile PC Platform\n\nAsustek, Samsung Ultra-Mobile PCs Coming Soon\n\nSamsung Upgrades Ultra-Mobile PCCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.