March 15, 2006 Ultra-Mobile PC (aka Origami) now official
So much has been written about these devices already that I thought it might be interesting to take a different tangent on discussing the announcement. You can learn more about the devices themselves from Microsoft’s official announcement, the Origami Project website, and ongoing coverage at GottaBeMobile
My interest, frankly, is less about the first generation devices announced this week and more about the implications this in-between form factor represents for anytime, anywhere computing. There have been plenty of conversations, a lot of opinions, and the requisite, snarky sound bites from the get-it-first-not-necessarily-right gadget sites which continue to place a premium on attitude over information.