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Images: Apple's Origami-like keypad?

Compare these: A touch-screen keyboard described in an Apple patent and Microsoft's Origami keypad.

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Apple touch-screen patent

This drawing, contained in a patent application filed by Apple Computer, appears to show a touch-screen keyboard that could be used to enter data on a UMPC-like device.

Microsoft has its own UMPC, or minitablet, project, called "Origami."

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Origami keyboart

Microsoft's Origami project plans to use a similar-looking QWERTY keyboard, but its design splits that keyboard into separate halves on either side of the screen.

Read this News.com blog for more on the patent.

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