The Seattle Times claims Microsoft's new handheld game-playing device is code-named Argo, after the ship in Greek mythology -- the one Jason, Orpheus, and Heracles piloted on their quest to find the golden fleece.
According to columnist Brier Dudley, Microsoft is developing a handheld media player that will compete not only with Apple's iPod, but also Sony's PSP and Nintendo's Game Boy DS. Argo will have WiFi and Internet capabilities, Dudley says, and should be on sale by Christmas.
(Keep in mind, though, that Dudley's report is pieced from "some research, reporting, and information from a source close to the project." )
And yes, no one at Microsoft recognizes the irony of code-naming a handheld game/multimedia unit after a mythological ship that was famous for being the world's largest vessel.