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Origami and UMPC one and the same?

Origami and UMPC one and the same?
Thomas Ricker
Thomas Ricker|@trixxy|March 2, 2006 8:37 AM

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 March 7, 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?

[Via GottaBeMobile, Thanks bradford]

Update: 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.
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