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March 7, 2006 at 10:34 AM

Alexandria: The next Origami?

Microsoft Alexandria could hit the rumor mill soon, courtesy of a new video that had been hosted at the site of Issara Willenskomer, who appears to be the Seattle-based art director of the video. Jupiter analyst Michael Gartenberg pointed to the video in his blog.

Unfortunately, the video has been taken down at Microsoft’s request, but for the time being a cache can be found here.

Like the Origami project — an “ultra-mobile” PC expected to be unveiled this week — this one involves your typical vague Microsoft promotional video. It shows people watching something on what looks to be a laptop screen and a handheld device screen, but you can’t see what they see. At the end, the video says “The Future of Entertainment,” “Summer 2006” and shows Microsoft’s logo.

So we can guess that this is something code-named Alexandria and it has to do with watching video on your computer. A new version of Windows Media Player, perhaps?

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