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Nokia better get their butt in gear for the 2nd generation Internet Tablet- the hype (more analysis) over the Microsoft Origami project is growing, and while it is very much vaporware at this point, a lot could happen this year. This device is aimed squarely at the niche that Nokia has identified. More than a music and video player, less that the Tablet PC. There is no telling how close this is or isn’t to a real device, but one wonders what MS could produce, having all the mistakes of Windows CE under their belt, combined with the experience of 2 generations of the Xbox (a consumer device).
You can hope for the worst (like Windows CE/Mobile, which seems to get worse every version), but with the current 770 interface and applications being so achingly slow ( I don’t believe the device is that underpowered), MS could let loose something in this size factor with the power of a near desktop.
At the very least, please make my 770 faster, so I’ll use it more.
Update: I’m not the only one seeing this intersect with the 770. This piece on Red Herring mentions the 770– but incredibly they talk about it being released only in Europe! Nokia needs to spread the word better….
From the Red Herring:
“Nokia’s device has no cellular connectivity,” he said. “It’s a Wi-Fi device, and they have been taken off guard by its success. It was a sleeper, so I think Microsoft has seen that and is trying to get its share of that market. The Nokia device runs Linux, so that has made Microsoft move even faster to market Origami.”