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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Microsoft unveils Origami

Microsoft has officially unveiled "Origami" today in an attempt to breathe new life into the ultra-portable market. Apparently, our friends from Redmond feels like the Tablet PC concept didn't work out well enough since it has been released and they decided to redesign and rebrand it to give it a second chance.

"The new machines will connect wirelessly to the Internet and carry full-sized hard drives, but they are not intended to replace current PCs....The new PCs are expected to sell for between $599 to $999, but Microsoft said it is possible to sell one for $500 if the manufacturer selects components carefully."

More details here and here.



2 Comments:

  • This is something I want to like so bad. But I just can't. For some reason, it just reminds of Apple's ill-fated Newton. Ugh. It hurts to look at it.

    By Anonymous michael, at 5:03 PM  

  • Michael:
    Newton is one of the top 10 gadgets we probably miss as well. It was certainly before time, and for precisely that reason we believe Apple is going to give one more stab at it; hopefully soon.

    As for Origami, it's one good attempt by Microsoft to get into the UMPC game. However we see shades of "Microsoft Bob" - heard about that?

    By Anonymous Geek 24: Technology, Gadgets and your daily dose of geek, at 8:33 AM  

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