A video leaked through the Web site of Microsoft's North American advertising agency, Digital Kitchen LLC, which seemingly shows a prototype of a Windows-based portable handheld device which is part of the company's Origami Project, is too old to reveal relevant or present details, according to Microsoft.

"While Origami is a concept we've been working on with partners," the spokesperson wrote, "please know that the video seen on Digital Kitchen's web site is a year old and represents our initial exploration into this form factor, including possible uses and scenarios." In coming weeks, however, Microsoft will be eager to reveal further details, the spokesperson continues, "so stay tuned."