Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Mar 2006 17:47 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Microsoft Samsung will enter the US computer market in April as the launch partner for Microsoft's new UltraMobile PC or 'Origami' platform. Launched this morning at the CeBit technology show in Hannover Germany, this smaller tablet PC fits between hand-held Portable Media Centers and more traditional tablet/notebook computers. Samsung's unit, scheduled to go on sale in April, is expected to cost under $1000 [EUR 840]. There's a batch of photos of the devices too. In addition, the 3rd video on the Origami website is also up.
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Nokia beat them to it...
by jakesdad on Thu 9th Mar 2006 18:16 UTC
jakesdad
Member since:
2005-12-28

the 770, does the same thing pretty much at a better price. except for the thumb thing.. but hey, it could have that too for all I know.

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RE: Nokia beat them to it...
by ronaldst on Thu 9th Mar 2006 18:28 in reply to "Nokia beat them to it..."
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Too bad these things will still be considered as toys. Nokia or the ones from Samsung.

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RE[2]: Nokia beat them to it...
by dagw on Thu 9th Mar 2006 20:16 in reply to "RE: Nokia beat them to it..."
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

The advantage with the Nokia 770 is that it is less than half the price, which makes it a far more reasonably priced toy. I don't know about anybody else, but I'm quite fond of neat toys, and consider the 770 to be a worthwhile and useful toy for the money.

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jakesdad Member since:
2005-12-28

I have to agree. Though in vertical markets it could work with the XP model or the linux model, im thinking hospitals and whatnot. They both need to find a niche'.....

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