Thursday, March 9, 2006
Microsoft announced it's new line of portable, tablet style computers today. The project is code-named Origami for now. These new machines will be about the size of a large paperback book and will run a modified version of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. They can play music, videos, connect to the 'Net via built in WiFi, and all kinds of other cool stuff. And get this: The price is only going to be $599-$999.
Personally, I think this is where computing is going. Really small devices like Pocket PCs are on their way out, while extremely advanced cell-phones and portables like this are finally coming into their own. I predict that within 5 years, things like this will be the norm and they'll connect us to the Web from anywhere. For our main computing purposes, we'll still have our home PCs, but little devices will go everywhere with us. The future looks bright. I can't wait to see how these things work out!
Read more at Wired, Reuters, CNN, and Google News.
UPDATE: Here's a link to the information on Microsoft.com.