Intel have revealed further details of the Ultra Mobile PC platform today, ahead of an announcement by Microsoft on Thursday about their Origami project which is believed to be heavily linked with the UMPC devices.


Ultra Mobile PC


Details of the UMPC platform have appeared both on Intel's website and the UMPC community site, with the first photos of a red and white handheld device and four short videos showing some of the possibilities of the "anytime, everywhere" internet connected devices.

Wireless internet connectivity, messenger, VoIP calling, music/video synchronisation and the ability to interact with office applications via a remote desktop connection are all being touted as suggested uses for the low-power touch-screen devices, which also feature a digital camera and GPS receiver if the demonstration model shown in the video is anything to go by.

Actual products (along with the vital pricing and release dates) however have not yet been announced, and look set to become clear on March 9th when Microsoft make their CeBIT announcement at Hannover in Germany, at which point the Origami Project website should also provide a further insight in to the new devices.