Sony will ship its Vaio UX UMPC on 27 May, the consumer electronics giant said today. The successor to the company’s U series of handheld mini PCs will ship as the retail-oriented UX-50 and as the Sony-sold UX-90S and UX-90PS. As expected, the UX-50 will contain a 1.06GHz ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo U1300 processor backed by 512MB of 400MHz SDRAM and a 30GB, 4,200rpm hard disk. The unit’s display is a 4.5in, 1,024 x 600 panel driven by Intel’s integrated GMA950 GPU – the chipset’s a 945GMS. The handheld PC runs Windows XP Home Edition. Connectivity comes courtesy of Bluetooth 2 and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi. There’s an integrated webcam and a fingerprint sensor.