I may be wrong on this, but I think the HTC Shift is the only UMPC currently shipping with the new Origami Experience 2.0. I’ve had a chance to get my hands on a pre-release copy and will be reporting in soon. OE 2.0 will be made available in the future for public download.
But in the meantime if you want to know a bit more about OE 2.0 you might want to check out Jenn’s post on Pocketables. She’s inserted some pictures in her post that lays out the 10 page mini-manual that comes with the HTC Shift.
Intriguingly, after walking through the manual, she closes her post with this comment:
So that’s Origami Experience 2.0. It’s a nice finger-friendly interface, to be sure, but I never use it. The Shift’s 7-inch screen makes navigating Vista easy (no need for Origami Central then) and Origami Now essentially duplicates the function of SnapVUE, which doesn’t rely on Vista and has stellar battery life (about 2 days). If it had been an option on my Shift, I wouldn’t have chosen it. But that’s just me.
Hat tip to jkOnTheRun
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