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Saturday, March 11, 2006


Microsoft created a lot of buzz this week with its official announcement of a "tweener" device. You know, something that's in between the size of a PDA and a laptop. It's currently being called Origami and has been on the drawing board for a while. My guess is that it's not really going to take off.

They'd better price the thing very well. Biggest issue I see is that it uses an OS that stil has to boot up. Those precious minutes it takes to start are the difference between a product's success and failure. I don't want to schlep another device around (small or large) that takes over 2 seconds to turn on.

I spoke with a contact of mine in HP's mobility division and he wasn't even aware of this new thing. Guess they aren't too scared of it being a category killer. Judge for yourself. Take a look at this video made by Microsoft to create more buzz about it.