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Intel shows Origami-like device

Intel shows Origami-like device

CNET News.com writer Ina Fried got a preview of some of Intel's UltraMobile PC devices this morning.

From the story: "Intel on Tuesday plans to show off the mini-tablet device at the center of Microsoft's Origami Project.

"In a preview of Tuesday afternoon's demonstration, Intel Marketing Director Brad Graff showed CNET News.com several of the Ultra Mobile PC devices, including an example of the kind of hardware that will ship in the next few weeks as part of the Microsoft effort.

"As earlier reported, the first devices have a 7-inch touch screen, standard x86 processors, and can run full versions of desktop operating systems including the Windows XP variant being used for Origami.

"In later generations, probably next year or later, the devices could have the pocket size, all-day battery life, and $500 price that Microsoft and Intel are aiming for, Graff said in an interview.

"The first generation of devices are likely to get about three hours of battery life, he said.

"In addition to the 7-inch model, Graff showed several other prototype devices of what the chip maker hopes will be possible in future versions, including models with smaller screens and a swivel-out keyboard. Although the prototypes are working, because they use today's standard components, they get only about 15 minutes of battery life."

I'll be checking out these devices myself this afternoon and shooting some video, so check back then for a closer look.

Read the full News.com story here. See the photos here.