Origami Report: Saturday, March 4th 2006
Several interesting posts today:
- ActiveNick has a lot to say. He’s under NDA, but he talks about the priorities Microsoft revealed, on the record, in February. (his 2/13/06 post is great, too!)
- Martin of Tablet UML News reports that he knows something, but he’s under NDA.
- Paul Mooney has notes from a Microsoft presentation (presumably the same presentation that ActiveNick saw in February). Good stuff!
- Scoble and Dennis Rice are trying to manage their own expectations. I’m definitely guilty of pinning all kinds of hopes and dreams on this thing.
I’ve given a little more thought to what I want out of the device.
- 1 GB of Ram (or expandable to that)
- 30 GB Hard Drive
- Docking Station with SVGA out or SVGA out on the unit
- PCMCIA slot
- Touch screen that works with fingers. Don’t laugh – some screens only respond to a special stylus.
- Wifi, Bluetooth
- Ethernet port
- At least one USB port
- $900 or less
- Gyro sensors
- Basic 3d graphics
- Basic protective case
- At least 1024 pixels in longest edge of the screen
- Screen rotation – portrait / landscape
- Available in March or April
What am I willing to give up?
- Kick butt 3d graphics
- Battery life – I can live with 3 hours
- Ultra high resolution stylus input with pressure and tilt sensing
- SD/CF slots
- Built-in VGA port
- Built-in camera
- Built-in microphone
- S-Video Out
- CD/DVD drive – leave it out of the unit and the docking station
You can see other posts about Origami on my blog here.