Engadget has more insights about Microsoft’s Origami project, revolving
around small palm held based devices, running full fledged Windows XP.
Apparently, they’ve reported that these devices runs off Windows XP Tablet
edition, and looks something like the picture above. We’ve learned a little more
about Microsoft’s Origami Project, and as always, we’re here to share. After
this morning’s HTML source 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 grant 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."



Engadget has more insights about Microsoft’s Origami project, revolving
around small palm held based devices, running full fledged Windows XP.
Apparently, they’ve reported that these devices runs off Windows XP Tablet
edition, and looks something like the picture above. We’ve learned a little more
about Microsoft’s Origami Project, and as always, we’re here to share. After
this morning’s HTML source 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 grant 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."