So we’ve all heard the Origami spin
by now, right?
Today brought us a bit more info with "find out 3.9.06..." on the project website (and it looks like that may
be all we see from Microsoft today). Of interest though, is that Intel has wheeled-out their own teaser campaign over at
www.umpc.com which is equally non-informative but does end with “Ultra Mobile PC
2006” – just prior to CeBIT folks, or two days before Origami is set to roll. Now we already heard that
Intel was ahead of schedule with the UMPC platform with devices from Samsung, Asus and
Founder on their way before the end of March
. So, put two-and-two together and Origami could well be a gen1 Pentium
M-based UMPC sporting XP and integrated EV-DO or HSDPA wireless connectivity, GPS, and up to one week standby. Or not.
Hey, we're just speculating like anyone else, and we never were really any good at math. Wait, is that an origami bird
in the upper-right quad of that picture?
Thanks to astute Engadget reader Jason for pointing out that the HTML
source for the Origami Project
site now includes the phrase
"Origami Project: the Mobile PC running Windows XP," which was apparently added as part of the
"Week 2" tease. Certainly seems to jibe with everything else we've heard.