Channel 9 Origami/UMPC Video is UP!
I just watched it. Great stuff. OrigamiPortal has a step by step analysis.
(video is on channel9, now) Though this is just one model and the actual functionality on each model will differ, here are my take-aways:
- The scaling functionality is cool. The display can be set to emulate large resolutions in case you are using an app whose minimum size is greater than 800×480.
- DirectX 7 / DirectX 8 level graphics.
- VGA out on this model, right on the device.
- Hard Drive size will vary with manufacturer. Some will be 1.8″, some 2.5.
- Ethernet Jack, Wifi, Bluetooth built in to this one. 2 usb ports as well.
- Hold button to prevent accidental button or screen tapping.
- Memory may or may not be user upgradable.
- Batteries will be easy to swap on the go.
- Built in picture-frame-style stand.
- 2 Mics for better quality VOIP.
- CF slot.
- Wait for official product announcements for pricing. (he said $599 to $999, probably)
No mention AT ALL of EVDO in the video. It’s clear that the EVDO path for these guys is going to be ‘connect to your phone’. Yuck.