Monday, March 20, 2006

Microsoft's Origami

Microsoft has just unveiled a new computer -- 2.5 pounds with a 7-inch touch screen. Called the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC), it is focused for now for those that travel -- from city to city or room to room. Although announced by Microsoft, the two UMPCs are made by Samsung and Asus. Functionality:
  • WiFi access
  • Connects to a Bluetooth-enabled phone
  • Full versions of Office software
  • Optional GPS/mapping software
  • Synchronize with another/primary PC
  • Windows XP Tablet software
Looking at the hardware, you can see many connections, but since there are no hardware specifications yet, it is difficult to tell exactly how this could be used. Thanks for the heads up, Chris! [from Yahoo! News]

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