Is it a Tablet PC? Microsoft “Origami” Finally Unfolds

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Strolling through any major city from Manhattan to Chicago and you’ll see people by the hundreds walking with one ear glued to their mobile phones. Now imagine the same scene, but now you see people with their eyes affixed to screens on small computing devices. These devices could be capable of going well beyond the scope of the smart phone, PDA, iPod or Sony PSP. Now you may be sharing a common vision with Microsoft and Intel. A vision of a brand new device that can handle multiple tasks from mainstream computing to internet and cellular communications. Add on Tablet PC functionality and we may have uncovered the big secret behind the “Origami Project”. Welcome to the world of the Ultra Mobile PC.


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Intel has shed some light on the first generation of devices from a brand new computing platform dubbed “Ultra Mobile PC” or UMPC for short. The idea behind this can be summed up with the following characteristics:

  • Full day of battery life
  • Always on connection with a “no compromise” web experience
  • Entertainment on the go
  • Runs mainstream PC applications
  • Under $1,000

    All of this is just the beginning. This looks to be the next big step towards the ultimate mobility of PC’s.


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    We will be posting more information live from CEbit in Germany as it becomes available. Be sure to visit Intel for more details here.

    Barry

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