Next for Origami: "Vistagami"

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It appears the Redmondians don't know when to give up, continuing to kick the overpriced and underpowered dead horse they call Origami. Now we're hearing that within the company, Microsoft is calling the next iteration of the Origami ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) platform that will run the upcoming Windows Vista operating system "Vistagami."

The graphics requirements are considerably more demanding for Microsoft Vista, so what was once overpriced (Samsung's Q1 pictured here starts at $1100) will probably now be headed for the pricing stratosphere, even with a dumbed-down version of Vista. We're thinking that if they can slim down the price of one of these "Vistagami" tablet PCs to the originally-stated $500, this might be something that could actually be useful. Fat chance.

Microsoft lays plans for 'Vistagami' tablets [c|net News]