Microsoft's Origami Project - a secret new gadget

Posted on Monday, Feb 27 2006 @ 20:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft published a new website, Origamiproject.com, hinting a new product will be released on the second of March 2006. Details are scarce but it appears to be a small Tablet PC style device.
We don't believe this is related to Vista specifically but we think this may be related to Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs). Intel recently announced that it was gearing up to a release "before April" of the much hyped mini PCs that include WWAN and GPS capabilities. Intel's UMPCs are likely to be similar to the OQO computer released last year.

Intel expects a wave of new UMPCs to be released in the second half of 2006 from LGE, Acer and Averatec to name but a few. These devices will be running on Windows Vista. Microsoft has a habit of creating odd sites weeks before a major announcement to do with new hardware with Vista capabilities. The company did the same last year when it was ready to announce a design competition for Windows Vista PCs at startsomethingpc.com.
Read more over at Neowin.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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