Redemption Time for UMPC – Article at PCMag.com

Well when he writes “What the heck is an Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC)?” the rest of the article illustrates the writer’s confusion. Perhaps he can be forgiven for this as he is reflecting the market place. I think he casts too broad a net in considering many of the sub four-pound machines including the likes of the ASUS EiiPC4g. The original vision for the UMPC was a device that included a touch screen interface, running Windows Vista. From Microsoft’s UMPC Site:  The UMPC offers a display of 4-7 inches and touch capabilities, all in a package that weighs less than 2 pounds. But don’t underestimate … Continue reading Redemption Time for UMPC – Article at PCMag.com

Origami Experience 2.0 Part 2: RSS

Brandon LeBlanc has just published part 2 of 4 of his preview of the Origami Experience 2.0. In this installment he covers RSS features in Origami Central, one of the three applications in the Origami Experience 2.0 software. To start at the beginning of the series see: Taking a Closer Look at the Origami Experience 2.0 I have had mixed success integrating a UMPC into my mobile life. But Origami Experience 2.0 has come a long way in making this more viable. With a touch optimized experience designed around a smaller screen, this is worth investigating again.    

Vikram Madan (MS UMPC Devp Mgr) Blogs

Vikram Madan and is a Development Manager on the Microsoft team chartered with incubating the relatively-new Windows Ultra Mobile-PC category (aka UMPCs or Microsoft Origami UMPCs). And here is a link to his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/VikramMadan/  We’re in good company now!

OneNote Calendar from Josh Einstein

Josh Einstein has been busy and has just created his OneNote Calendar.Josh describes it this way. It’s an application that presents your OneNote pages in chronological order according to their last modified date on a calendar so that you can see your notes by when you wrote them, not where. You can preview the note pages in the app or double click a calendar item to open it in OneNote. Full screen mode will probably be pretty useful on origami devices. If the resolution gets too constrained it turns off the preview pane by default.And when I asked about the … Continue reading OneNote Calendar from Josh Einstein