Microsoft will give its Origami project just brief mention at the upcoming CeBIT trade show, even though that event coincides with the date the company gave for a detailed announcement. The project apparently involves a mobile PC running Windows XP, a website claims.

The company will discuss Origami for "only 30 seconds" during its main press conference at CeBIT, according to a spokesman. Frank Mihm-Gebauer, who is coordinating Microsoft's press events at CeBIT, said Microsoft partners Intel and Samsung will provide the most information to CeBIT attendees about Origami, since Microsoft has not designed any new hardware for the project.

In particular, Intel will hold a press conference next Thursday that will reveal more details about the project, said Mihm-Gebauer. That coincides with the date listed on a website about Origami for its unveiling.

Microsoft has been evasive about sharing details about the device since industry watchers began talking about it last week. The Origami project now includes this terse description in lines of source code: "Origami Project: the Mobile PC running Windows XP."