David Pogue Reviews the Samsung Ultra Mobile PC

Remember that “Origami” gadget Microsoft was teasing about a few months ago? They’re out now. And Pogue pretty much skewers them:

Stylus, cursor-control nubbin, two on-screen keyboards, handwriting recognition, mouse-click button combinations — what a lot of workarounds! And how unnecessary; the mouse and keyboard solved the problems of text input and cursor control decades ago. It’s as though Microsoft invented a car with an opaque windshield — and then devised camera and periscope attachments so you can see where you’re going.

Friday, 5 May 2006