Online News Writer Al Sacco posts this story from CIO.com that gives news of Samsung displaying a new Origami device at Cebit (see picture below).:
“Samsung Electronics is showing the first device designed around Microsoft’s Origami project at the CeBIT electronics show in Germany. It is a handheld computer that falls somewhere between a tablet PC and a PDA and runs a special edition of Windows XP.
The device measures about 15 by 20 centimeters, or half the size of a sheet of copier paper, and is known officially as an ultramobile device. Samsung’s product, called the Q1, runs on a 900MHz Intel Celeron microprocessor and has 500M bytes of RAM.
The Q1 was on show at Samsung’s CeBIT booth a day ahead of the show in Hanover. It boasts both WLAN (wireless local area network), 802.11 A/G and Bluetooth connections, and uses touch-screen controls. It runs an instant-on multimedia player so users don’t have to launch the full XP operating system to watch a video. “
Also in the story is good information on some software and accessory possibilities!
“PopCap Games plans to announce several games for the devices at CeBIT on Friday, including “Bejeweled 2,” “Zuma” and “Bookworm.” Trial versions of the games will be preinstalled on Origami devices from several hardware makers, and customers will be able to buy the full games from Microsoft’s MSN Games portal, according to PopCap.
Pharos Science and Applications will launch GPS (global positioning system) software for Origami systems at CeBIT, the company said. Pharos already offers GPS software for Microsoft Windows Mobile devices”.
Here is a picture via MacWorld (thanks, mschaefer)
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