“Thus far Microsoft has declined to comment on the aim of the Origami project. Instead it has used its http://www.origamiproject.com Web site to tease curious viewers. The site, however, appears to tip the company’s hand slightly by proclaiming ‘Origami Project: the Mobile PC running Windows XP’ inside the HTML source code of one page,” Mary Jo Foley and John G. Spooner report for PC Magazine. “The new devices will be smaller than the smallest of the slate or convertible-style Tablet PCs that are available today. But they will be bigger than PocketPCs and smart phones and are unlikely to ship with keyboards. They are instead being designed with touch and a stylus as the preferred input mechanisms, sources familiar with the matter said.”
“Despite the fact that many others have failed at attempting to create small computers that run full versions of Windows, Microsoft appears to believe it can win thanks to improvements in processors and screens as well as its own internal efforts,” Foley and Spooner report.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yawn. Oh, sorry, are we supposed to be excited about a Windows-based Apple Newton clone from Microsoft “partners” and some teaser website prominently featuring a look that’s strikingly reminiscent of the default Mac OS X Desktop background? Aren’t there enough portable BSOD’s already?
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Microsoft acknowledges handheld PC-like portable ‘Origami’ device – February 28, 2006