January 30, 2007
Microsoft Kills Origami, Presents Vistagami
Anonymous Reader writes "Microsoft Corp., the pioneer behind the Ultra Mobile PC movement (Origami), is more or less killing the original concept and coming up with a more upbeat version. The primary reason, according to Microsoft and its partners, was the price and availability issues, which is a catch-22 problem. Very few consumers actually bought the units at such high price tags, and until the price tag reached more reasonable levels, third party manufacturers couldn’t produce enough units to cut prices."