Thursday, March 02, 2006

More Origami

So I posted that video of Origami a few days ago and they just updated The Origami Project site today.  Engadget is doing some digging and seems to think that Origami is the Ultra Mobile PC the Intel plan to unveil on March 7.  Further, Engadget states that if the Origami is indeed the UMPC, then it will be running Windows XP Tablet Edition.

I’ll be honest and say that if this thing can run Excel, I have a very legitimate business use for it simply from a form factor perspective and if the battery life is in the 4–8 hour range then I’ll stand in line to get one of the first one.

I do have to bring up this question: Isn’t Vista shipping in late 2006 or early 2007?  I just think it’s a little strange to invest in a device that runs an OS that will not be cutting edge in less than 1 year — it is my understanding that there is a Vista for Tablet PC.  In fact in searching about this, I ran into an article from TG Daily that states:

A second batch of UMPCs will follow in the second half of this year and come with Windows Vista preinstalled . . .

So maybe I won’t stand in line for one the first ones with XP and will hold out for Vista.

The biggest thing that no one seems to have an answer about is the price point.

Link & Link — Engadget

Link — TG Daily

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