Microsoft unveils "Origami" – Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers

March 9th 2006 | Laptops

Introduced at CeBIT, the new mobile PC form factor, formerly codenamed “Origami,” provides full Windows functionality with an enhanced touch screen, pen and keyboard input.

Microsoft today unveiled details for Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPCs), a new category of mobile computing devices that features small, lightweight, carry-everywhere hardware designs coupled with the full functionality of a Microsoft Windows-based PC and a choice of input options, including enhanced touch-screen capabilities.

The debut of UMPCs here at CeBIT, the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions, follows Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates’ call in 2005 for the computer industry to develop a new category of PCs that are less expensive, lighter and more functional.

PressPass asked Bill Mitchell, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Platforms Division, to discuss UMPCs and explain how these new devices are different from other mobile computers.

More details at Microsoft

Microsoft unveils "Origami" – Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers
Published in: Laptops on 2006-03-09