Microsoft Unveils The "Origami" Project

Origami Computer
Microsoft has officially announced its "Origami" project today.

The new Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) feature 7" screens, weigh less than two pounds, get around three hours of use on a charge and run on variant of Windows XP TabletPC Edition. Models from Asus, Founder and Samsung are due to hit the market within the next few months.

"We believe that (ultra-mobile PCs) will eventually become as indispensable and ubiquitous as the mobile phone today," said Microsoft VP Bill Mitchell.

With a price tag of between $599 to $999, our guess is only the true gadget geeks will go for these.

This news article was written on March 10, 2006, quoting Microsoft.

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