We've learned a little more about Microsoft's Origami Project
, and as always, we're here to share. After this morning's
confirmation that Origami will indeed be a "Mobile PC running Windows XP," we have one more detail to add:
our sources confirm that Origami will run XP Tablet PC Edition
. A minor distinction, perhaps. But let's not
forget that it wasn't very long ago that Microsoft refused to
Tablet licenses to PC makers whose boxes had specs not dissimilar to those rumored to be planned for Origami.
What else have we learned? Well, we don't mean to disappoint those of you who've become enamored of the box you've been
peeping in the Origami video, but according to our sources, the actual device will look more like the basic black box
that Microsoft showed off at WinHEC last year (pictured above). We don't necessarily consider that a bad thing, though
we will be curious to see how well we can work with a machine with virtually no hardware controls. One thing is
certain: we'd better carry around a supply of tissues to wipe off all the fingerprints. Maybe the first Origami
accessory should a swanky leather carrying case for us to put them in.