This sure smells like a campaign. First there was news of an , then there were , and now a video promo of the device at and .

The device is apparently ‘s answer to , , and with a bunch of other stuff thrown in for good measure. I’m inclined to believe the gadget is legit because it makes a ton of business sense for Microsoft to have it’s own handheld entertainment device/mobile computing platform, especially considering how wildly successful the iPod Video has been and the strong sales the portable video game consoles from Sony and Nintendo.

Regardless of how this viral campaign shakes out, though, the following video is the best demonstration I’ve yet seen of where ubiquitous, mobile computing is headed and thus where online must inevitably follow:

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