Microsoft Origami – data plan?

A lot has appeared about Microsoft’s Origami in the past few days. Engadget has a pretty good round up, and links, so here’s one of their entries. Googling it will find you tons more links…

Given that it’s supposed to be an ultraportable device (multiple models rumoured), with a price tag of about $500, I’m guessing that the cheap hardware cost is going to be subsidized by some sort of connectivity plan, probably through some cellular carrier(s) for maximum availability.

If not, then $500 for the device seems extremely low, and I don’t see where the “money” is going to be made.

After all, here in Canada, we’re still getting screwed by the cellular data plans.

If Origami does something to change the cellular data landscape, I’m all for that.