“The world has gone Origami crazy over the past few weeks, with Samsung’s glossy black Q1 grabbing most of the headlines,” T3 reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, the “world has gone Origami crazy” with headlines like these:
‘Origami’ Stumps CEOs in failed Jobs-style presentation – April 17, 2006
Origami: another Microsoft product in search of a market – April 04, 2006
Microsoft practices the art of vapor-folding with ‘Origami’ – March 03, 2006
T3 continues, “And now it seems like Apple might be gearing up to launch its own ultra-mobile computer. Apple itself is keeping quiet, but the patents recently filed by the company suggest that it is working on a small tablet-like device with arc-shaped on-screen QWERTY keyboard and iPod-style clickwheel. The look and size of the device (similar in shape to a hardback book) is strikingly close to that of existing ultra-mobile PCs, but the screen is much larger, taking up almost the entire face of the tablet. The implication is that you would control the device using gestures, or clickwheels and keyboards that appear on the screen. Given Apple’s sense of style and innovative tendencies, an Origami from its drawing boards is a tantalising prospect indeed.”
Full article with images from the patent applications, including a full virtual QWERTY keyboard in a 90-degree arc, here.
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