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CeBIT 2006 – Project Origami

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CeBIT is the world’s biggest, and one of the world’s most important, computer expos. It is held in Hanover, Germany, each spring and is a barometer of information technology.

The name CeBIT stands for Centrum der Büro- und Informationstechnik (Center for office and information technology) and was traditionally the CeBIT part of the Hanover Fair, a big industry trade show held every year.

The most awaited product of this year’s CeBIT is Microsoft’s Project Origami.

Project Origami is Microsoft’s Technology for use in the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) unveiled by Intel and Microsoft at CeBit 2006 on March 9th.

umpcThe Ultra-Mobile PC is a new kind of computer. It combines the power of Windows XP with mobile-ready technologies that make it easy to access and use your software on the go. We can also call it a hybrid between laptops and other mobile devices.

The first ultra-mobile tablet PC to use Microsoft’s new Origami technology was unveiled by Samsung at Cebit. Asus, Founder and Samsung are the only companies as of now to manufacture the UMPC. ASUS and Samsung will be releasing the product to stores by April whereas Founder will launch it by June.

Main Hardware Specifications:

  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 OS
  • Approximately 7” diagonal display (or smaller)
  • Minimum 800 x 480 resolution
  • Approximately 2 pounds
  • Integrated touch panel
  • WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled
  • It is said that the UMPC will have around 40-60GB hard-disk space and the initial cost is estimated to be between $600 – $1000.

    Written by lokesh

    March 10, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    Posted in Gadgets, Microsoft

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