Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:18 UTC
Windows Origami, the top-secret Microsoft project that became the Ultra-Mobile PC, was finally unveiled last March, and devices utilizing the new form factor appeared shortly thereafter. The UMPC is a full Windows PC with a small touch-screen display and a virtual keyboard, and despite issues with short battery life, the early units were impressive. Now, Microsoft has announced a major upgrade for the young UMPC, which it calls the 'Origami Experience'.
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what it gives you
by netsql on Wed 17th Jan 2007 10:24 UTC
netsql
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2005-09-09

a subnote book minus the keyboard!

Didn't you ever want to open up ... putty and then not have key board to type anything in? Or to send an email?
It does look nice, the background picture bittmap. You could put your nephew playing w/ a puppy.

As opposed to ... blackbery, it does not have the nice gui.

We had a few of then in the office, 1st day everyone wanted one.

.V

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RE: what it gives you
by merkoth on Wed 17th Jan 2007 12:26 in reply to "what it gives you"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Didn't you ever want to open up ... putty and then not have key board to type anything in? Or to send an email?

Oh, I'm pretty sure that the target users of this gadget won't miss putty. This doesn't look like a "geek" toy, it looks more like something a boss would buy just to look "on and techie" ;-)

Now, talking seriously, I'm pretty sure that this will take full advantage of Microsoft's speech recognizing technology, so the lack of kb won't be so sad. As I said, I don't see this as a geek gadget.

Edited 2007-01-17 12:30

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RE: what it gives you
by suryad on Wed 17th Jan 2007 15:10 in reply to "what it gives you"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I think the Sony UMPC which I used at the Sony style store...has a qwety keyboard...that slides out from underneath the screen. Its pretty cool actually and I for one can think of quite a few practical uses for it at work IF we were allowed to plug in just about any thing into the wireless without company authorization...for example going into the server room and then having the ability to log in to ssh...because someone else is using the one and only console in the server room...

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