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Origami: Microsoft's Ultramobile PC Microsofts Ultramobile PC

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In early March, "Origami" was the most searched term on blog search engine Technoarti. And finally, it was revealed by Microsoft that Origami is an ultramobile PC (UMPC). Most of the details are now in and is going to be retailed at $600 to $1000 and Samsung is going to ship the first pieces with a model called Q1. Though, it will be priced much higher at $1200. This will be followed by from other vendors too including Asus.




What is a UMPC?




It's something like shrunken Tablet PC, offering most of the functionality of full-fledged PC on a small package. Microsoft claims that it can be carried out easily.




The specifications of Samsung Q1 includes 900 MHz Celeron M processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a 40 GB hard disk drive. The touch screen will have a resolution of 800x480. It also hosts two USB ports, Ethernet port and stereo speakers. Not to mention Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi b+g.




As for OS, UMPCs will feature a new software called the Windows Touch pack, which allows to customize the interface and makes application more touch-screen friendly.




The device is a cross between Pocket PC and Tablet PC with a battery life of only 2.5 to 3 hrs.




So, its still a waiting point for UMPC "Origami" as with such a low battery life, it is hardly going to be of any use to a mobile user. May be Microsoft comes up with a new model of UMPC that can have battery life for whole long day (24 hrs).





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