interesting movie, but be forewarned that it's basically concept art, about a possible new microsoft handheld device...looks to be part pda, tablet, media center and gaming device all in one...
|Microsoft Handheld Revealed
Origami unfolds March 2 -- see the video here.
by Jonathan Miller
February 27, 2006 - Halo may soon be in your hands.
A video surfaced online this week that shows off Microsoft's new handheld project, named "Origami." The tablet looks like more of a portable PC than a dedicated handheld gaming machine, but in the video, a young man was shown playing the blockbuster-hit Halo. Check out the Origami video here.
From the video, Origami looks to be about the size of a standard keyboard, minus the number pad, and a bit larger than Sony's PSP handheld. In the video, Origami was used to listen to music, send instant messages, draw silly pictures, access road maps and send pictures online. It could be docked to a PC, used as a remote control for the Window Media Center, used to play videogames and surf the Web and send email and pretty much any task that is humanly possible.
Keep in mind that the movie is a year old, and is purely video concept art at this point, reported the Seattle Post Intelligencer. We could be seeing confirmation of the project with all the details as early as March 2, according to Origamiproject.com, a site that is accessible through Microsoft.com.
Rumors of a Microsoft handheld have been swirling for some time as the company is looking to break into a market dominated by Apple's iPod. The Origami project appears to be more of a mini, mobile do-everything PC instead of just a music player or just a gaming system. There is a possibility that Origami will also be compatible some way with the Xbox 360, although it's pure speculation as to if full production title or Xbox Live Arcade games will be playable.
We'll keep you posted as more details of the Origami project surface, but keep your eyes peeled March 2 for major details from Microsoft.