CNBC has Origami

CNBC has video of the Origami. Well, one of them. Channel 9 will have almost an hour with Origami’s architect, Otto Berkes. I hear I should be able to post that video at about 3 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday morning. We’ll have a MUCH more in depth look at Origami (there isn’t just one, by the way, CNBC has different one than Channel 9 will show off).

190 thoughts on “CNBC has Origami

  1. Will the name of the origami device change?
    Say somebody is going to get an origami and smash it to pieces as a promo, potentially they would need to know if origami is a code name or the actual name of the device. Can you at least tell us that?

  2. Will the name of the origami device change?
    Say somebody is going to get an origami and smash it to pieces as a promo, potentially they would need to know if origami is a code name or the actual name of the device. Can you at least tell us that?

  3. Will the name of the origami device change?
    Say somebody is going to get an origami and smash it to pieces as a promo, potentially they would need to know if origami is a code name or the actual name of the device. Can you at least tell us that?

  4. Thanks, John, for that webcast video. That really is the most informative I’ve seen. I also really like the design of that particular device. It’s much sleeker than any other working prototypes that I’ve seen images of. If I were to buy one, I’d seriously consider that one.

    There’s also a new image and short article on an Origami device from Samsung at http://cebitnews.turnpages.com/
    It looks like a stylish device (not as sleek at the silver on in that video), though with rather thick borders. The article says that it “carries support for GPS and Digital TV.” It suggests that this support is built-in for US models. If that means the way it sounds that it can be used with GPS out of the box (no separate card purchased), then that’s very impressive.

  5. Thanks, John, for that webcast video. That really is the most informative I’ve seen. I also really like the design of that particular device. It’s much sleeker than any other working prototypes that I’ve seen images of. If I were to buy one, I’d seriously consider that one.

    There’s also a new image and short article on an Origami device from Samsung at http://cebitnews.turnpages.com/
    It looks like a stylish device (not as sleek at the silver on in that video), though with rather thick borders. The article says that it “carries support for GPS and Digital TV.” It suggests that this support is built-in for US models. If that means the way it sounds that it can be used with GPS out of the box (no separate card purchased), then that’s very impressive.

  6. Thanks, John, for that webcast video. That really is the most informative I’ve seen. I also really like the design of that particular device. It’s much sleeker than any other working prototypes that I’ve seen images of. If I were to buy one, I’d seriously consider that one.

    There’s also a new image and short article on an Origami device from Samsung at http://cebitnews.turnpages.com/
    It looks like a stylish device (not as sleek at the silver on in that video), though with rather thick borders. The article says that it “carries support for GPS and Digital TV.” It suggests that this support is built-in for US models. If that means the way it sounds that it can be used with GPS out of the box (no separate card purchased), then that’s very impressive.

  7. The main factor I wish to see here is boot time. That has been the “mobile computer” killer for years.

    If it is running WinXP, then when you start it up, I’m assuming that you need to boot it. Now scrape out alot of features that don’t apply to a tablet factor device and I’m sure you can reduce that. But it always happens that the more you use it, the longer your boot time becomes.

    People have become accustomed to the instant-on appeal of PDA’s and smartphones. Toshiba had a mini laptop that ran windows back in 2000, failed. A third party company came out with something very similar to this (but it was literally the size and wieght of a brick) a few years ago, and it failed.

    It is a great idea, but if it isn’t an instant-on device, I’m going to have to side with the naysayers and pass on this release.

    But a good idea won’t die easy with enough money behind it. Look at PalmPC/WinCE/PocketPC/WindowsMobile devices. I guess more will be known on Thursday.

  8. The main factor I wish to see here is boot time. That has been the “mobile computer” killer for years.

    If it is running WinXP, then when you start it up, I’m assuming that you need to boot it. Now scrape out alot of features that don’t apply to a tablet factor device and I’m sure you can reduce that. But it always happens that the more you use it, the longer your boot time becomes.

    People have become accustomed to the instant-on appeal of PDA’s and smartphones. Toshiba had a mini laptop that ran windows back in 2000, failed. A third party company came out with something very similar to this (but it was literally the size and wieght of a brick) a few years ago, and it failed.

    It is a great idea, but if it isn’t an instant-on device, I’m going to have to side with the naysayers and pass on this release.

    But a good idea won’t die easy with enough money behind it. Look at PalmPC/WinCE/PocketPC/WindowsMobile devices. I guess more will be known on Thursday.

  9. The main factor I wish to see here is boot time. That has been the “mobile computer” killer for years.

    If it is running WinXP, then when you start it up, I’m assuming that you need to boot it. Now scrape out alot of features that don’t apply to a tablet factor device and I’m sure you can reduce that. But it always happens that the more you use it, the longer your boot time becomes.

    People have become accustomed to the instant-on appeal of PDA’s and smartphones. Toshiba had a mini laptop that ran windows back in 2000, failed. A third party company came out with something very similar to this (but it was literally the size and wieght of a brick) a few years ago, and it failed.

    It is a great idea, but if it isn’t an instant-on device, I’m going to have to side with the naysayers and pass on this release.

    But a good idea won’t die easy with enough money behind it. Look at PalmPC/WinCE/PocketPC/WindowsMobile devices. I guess more will be known on Thursday.

  10. From what I’ve seen, the success of this device all boils down to the price at which it will be sold. The reason is this – as a fully-featured PC device, from what I’ve seen so far, it has failure written all over it. On the other hand, as a largely “read-only” device, it could fill a useful niche. In that case, I would assert it will need to be low-priced compared with a laptop.

    For anyone interested, there’s more detail on my blog – Microsoft / Intel Origami – Dead On Arrival? – @

    http://www.psynixis.com/blog/?p=130

  11. From what I’ve seen, the success of this device all boils down to the price at which it will be sold. The reason is this – as a fully-featured PC device, from what I’ve seen so far, it has failure written all over it. On the other hand, as a largely “read-only” device, it could fill a useful niche. In that case, I would assert it will need to be low-priced compared with a laptop.

    For anyone interested, there’s more detail on my blog – Microsoft / Intel Origami – Dead On Arrival? – @

    http://www.psynixis.com/blog/?p=130

  12. From what I’ve seen, the success of this device all boils down to the price at which it will be sold. The reason is this – as a fully-featured PC device, from what I’ve seen so far, it has failure written all over it. On the other hand, as a largely “read-only” device, it could fill a useful niche. In that case, I would assert it will need to be low-priced compared with a laptop.

    For anyone interested, there’s more detail on my blog – Microsoft / Intel Origami – Dead On Arrival? – @

    http://www.psynixis.com/blog/?p=130

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  14. Michiel > Incorrect, we always wait until service pack 4, not as much to do with popularity but rather stability

    Welcome to the world of windows 2000. I hope you are finding it comfortable. Don’t wait up for XP cause you are not going to have SP4 unfortunately. And god forbid don’t even think about Vista.

  15. Michiel > Incorrect, we always wait until service pack 4, not as much to do with popularity but rather stability

    Welcome to the world of windows 2000. I hope you are finding it comfortable. Don’t wait up for XP cause you are not going to have SP4 unfortunately. And god forbid don’t even think about Vista.

  16. Michiel > Incorrect, we always wait until service pack 4, not as much to do with popularity but rather stability

    Welcome to the world of windows 2000. I hope you are finding it comfortable. Don’t wait up for XP cause you are not going to have SP4 unfortunately. And god forbid don’t even think about Vista.

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  20. The Big Scoble Dude wrote: “Yes. I also interviewed John Sculley before it came out. Remember, I was an Apple freak back in the early 1990s.”

    Sculley was history by the time Newton got good.

    Scoble, the Man, the Legend also wrote “Yeah, it didn’t have good enough handwriting recognition. Yeah, it was too big. Yeah, it was too expensive. Yeah, it had too many expectations on top of it (unlike Origami, we heard about Newton for a year before it came out).”

    But you said the problem was that it didn’t run a mainstream operating system?
    Well, it’s 0.15 centuries since the Newton first came out and the MP2100 was a very very good machine.
    By your logic, Origami is too big as it’s bigger than Newton.
    And sure, we have no expectations about Origami. :) We remember Mira.

  21. The Big Scoble Dude wrote: “Yes. I also interviewed John Sculley before it came out. Remember, I was an Apple freak back in the early 1990s.”

    Sculley was history by the time Newton got good.

    Scoble, the Man, the Legend also wrote “Yeah, it didn’t have good enough handwriting recognition. Yeah, it was too big. Yeah, it was too expensive. Yeah, it had too many expectations on top of it (unlike Origami, we heard about Newton for a year before it came out).”

    But you said the problem was that it didn’t run a mainstream operating system?
    Well, it’s 0.15 centuries since the Newton first came out and the MP2100 was a very very good machine.
    By your logic, Origami is too big as it’s bigger than Newton.
    And sure, we have no expectations about Origami. :) We remember Mira.

  22. The Big Scoble Dude wrote: “Yes. I also interviewed John Sculley before it came out. Remember, I was an Apple freak back in the early 1990s.”

    Sculley was history by the time Newton got good.

    Scoble, the Man, the Legend also wrote “Yeah, it didn’t have good enough handwriting recognition. Yeah, it was too big. Yeah, it was too expensive. Yeah, it had too many expectations on top of it (unlike Origami, we heard about Newton for a year before it came out).”

    But you said the problem was that it didn’t run a mainstream operating system?
    Well, it’s 0.15 centuries since the Newton first came out and the MP2100 was a very very good machine.
    By your logic, Origami is too big as it’s bigger than Newton.
    And sure, we have no expectations about Origami. :) We remember Mira.

  23. Scoble said: “Does anything Microsoft do get popular before 2.0?”

    Incorrect, we always wait until service pack 4, not as much to do with popularity but rather stability :P

  24. Scoble said: “Does anything Microsoft do get popular before 2.0?”

    Incorrect, we always wait until service pack 4, not as much to do with popularity but rather stability :P

  25. Diego: >Maybe I’ll hold off until I see some more.

    Like I said, it won’t be the device for everyone. But, we’re less than 24 hours away from giving you more.

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