Original 'Origami' team moves to a new secret project

Summary:Microsoft Mobile PC Manager Dustin Hubbard and his team are moving to some new "secret" project, according to a post by Hubbard on the Origami team blog.

Microsoft Mobile PC Manager Dustin Hubbard and his team are moving to some new "secret" project, according to a post by Hubbard on the Origami team blog.

This "secret project" could be nothing more than a lot of hype -- as was the "Origami Project" (which morphed into the less-than-well-received Ultramobile PCs).

But maybe there is some real reason that Microsoft pulled much of the existing UMPC team onto some other project -- beyond the possibility that with the advent of "Vistagamis," their job is done.

Any guesses on what those wild and crazy UMPC folks will be doing next?

In other mobile-related news, Microsoft has released to the Web the Windows Mobile Device Center driver for Windows Vista.

"This is for all you Windows Vista users who want to sync your favorite PDA/Smartphone with that shiny new Windows Vista install," say the the Windows Connected guys.

Topics: Windows

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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