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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Windows XP Tablet PC

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition and another one is Windows XP Tablet PC edition. Windows XP for Tablet is not something new. It has appears for a few years. what is so special about this now?

Recently Microsoft join venture with some vendors develop a new device and it uses the Windows XP Tablet PC 2005 Edition. The project code is "Origami Project". They are really good at playing secret on this project. They just release a bit information every day. So People keep guessing and finally the waiting is over. on the recent CES, Samsung unveil the 1st Origami device.

In the future, the origami device will be called: "Ultra Mobile PC" or "UMPC".

You will be able to buy this product in this year. So hopefully we can get this in April / may :).

According to Microsoft this device will cost less than US$ 1000, so its not a toy :). But I like it, because eventhough I have a Windows Mobile Edition, but I found some limitation in it, like there is no full support of java, full support of IE. everything is in "micro" edition.

According to the current Spec:

a. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 OS

b. Approximately 7” diagonal display (or smaller)

c. Minimum 800 x 480 resolution

d. Approximately 2 pounds

e. Integrated touch panel

f. Wifi and Bluetooth enabled

So I am looking forward for this device, if its really a full feature of windows XP and it support all kind of software that is currently running on Windows XP Desktop Edition, I will convince myself to get it.

One of the new feature in here is the keyboard, they have a special virtual keyboard rounded and split to left and right screen.

The only problem with this device is "battery". Eventhough they are using a low power Intel processor. Do not know how long the device will last. So far the news said that the battery for the final product will last for 3 hours.

If it can be extended longer to 8 hours, then I will be the happy man :). and there is no doubt, I will not think twice to get it. Anyway lets see when this device appears, when it appears, I will definitely update this blog again.

More Info: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/umpc



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one looks cooler than my Dopod 900.

Boris Yeltsin,

5:17 PM  

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