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Microsoft's Version of the iPod

Posted by: , 02:01 AEDT, Sat March 11, 2006
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Microsoft has unveiled its answer to Apple's iPod.
The software giant removed the shroud from its mysterious “Origami Project” March 9 at the CeBIT trade show in Germany, introducing a much-anticipated new line of ultra-mobile personal computer (UMPC) devices.

The mini computers weigh about two pounds and have a 7-inch screen that is used to input data through finger-touch or stylus. A traditional keyboard can be attached through a USB port.

Microsoft's Origami

The devices will run with a version of Windows XP designed for tablet PCs. Microsoft representatives said the Windows software gives the UMPC the functionality of a desktop computer, as well as online capabilities through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet networks.

It can be used to search the Internet, download photos, listen to music and watch downloaded movies. More...

Credit: Home Media Retailing


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