Origami Report: Monday Evening, March 6th 2006
Scoble made several statements about Origami today in the comments of his “Origami is not a Treo/iPod/PSP Killer post” including “tedge: it’s one of two devices he showed off at WinHec. The video will talk about this.”
SirShannon found a couple of substantive pages hidden behind the root of the umpc.com teaser site. Some content (quoted here in case the pages are removed):
QUESTION: What is a UMPC?
ANSWER: An Ultra Mobile PC is a small device that you can carry and use to access your favorite online games, videos, music, TV shows and more on the go, with the quality you’re accustomed to to when you’re in front of your PC.
The UMPC also connects you to people via email, VoIP, Instant Messaging and texting, and since it can identify its environment, the UMPC can bring you information according to your location, like the best local restaurants.
Additionally, the UMPC also offers a long battery life, so you can access your information for long periods of time while on the road.
QUESTION: Is the UMPC going to replace the laptop or PDA?
ANSWER: No. The UMPC is a mobile device designed to access online media and content on the go. It is not designed to process lots of work or write a college thesis. You have your laptop or desktop for these tasks. Instead, the UMPC is a great PC companion.
The UMPC is powerful enough to provide a great gaming, music or video experience. People will have to decide whether they want to replace their dedicated electronic device with the UMPC.
QUESTION: What is the relationship between http://www.umpc.com and Intel?
ANSWER: Intel understands very well the needs around mobility and the enthusiasm the UMPC category creates among people. Therefore, it decided to sponsor a UMPC Community website where enthusiasts could share their thoughts, ideas and comments around this exciting category and the opportunities it creates for users, developers, and customers.
A thing of the future…now!
YOU CAN get information on the hottest sales and promotions at the Mall while you drive by.
YOU CAN compare prices online while you are visiting a store and make the right decision.
YOU CAN get GPS information while driving or walking.
YOU CAN do email, or monitor work while standing in line at the DMV or at any other place you usually got bored at waiting and wasting your time.
YOU CAN surf the internet for the latest news while cooking in the kitchen.
YOU CAN download your music, videos, TV shows, photos and email, chat, IM friends…all from a small, thin device that fits in your purse! [No purse for me, please. Thank you.]