Monday, February 27, 2006

Is Microsoft Dropping Cryptic Hints About a New Gadget?

The New York Times writes about all the buzz surrounding Microsoft's Origami Project, which might or might not be a new mobile device. Rumors, photos and videos show that it might be a hand-held, wireless touch-screen computer. Richard Doherty at Envisioneering Group mentioned he "had received an invitation to a briefing for analysts at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., on Thursday."

He said, "It's a 'technology' we've been invited to see. That could be all kinds of things. But a device that is near to shipping would be surprising. If Microsoft was working with any of the major chip makers on a new device, it would be a long shot that that piece of information would not slip out until the product was almost ready."